Resident Robyn Milverton has won this year’s tree photography competition with her stunning photo taken at the Milldown. She is pictured with the Mayor of Blandford Forum, Cllr Lynn Lindsay (left) and Cllr Doro Russell (right). Cllr Russell introduced the competition last year to encourage an appreciation and love for trees. Robyn Milverton was presented with the Lacey-Clarke cup, which will be passed on to future winners.
The Town Council was very impressed with all the entries received and it was very difficult to chose a winner. Thank you to all those that took part
Celebrating trees in and around Blandford Forum
“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.” Khalil Gibran
Blandford Forum Town Council invites you to take part in a tree photography competition, as part of your daily exercise, to celebrate the trees in our area.
This competition was introduced by the Town Council’s Tree Warden, Cllr Doro Russell in 2019.
Please e-mail a picture of your favourite, or a particularly interesting, tree within the DT11 postal code area to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name and a phone number, by 30th June 2020. Three entries can be submitted per person.
Councillors will pick the winning photo and the winner will be presented with the trophy sponsored by Cllr Lacey-Clarke (once this is possible to do so).
The winning photograph from 2019 (pictured) was taken by resident, Ian Fox.
Our trees are the planet’s lungs. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when driving a car for 26,000 miles. Our trees improve the quality of air. A single stand of trees reduces the amount of dust reaching the ground beneath by up to 42%. Trees offer habitats to 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. They offer food to wildlife and birds, shade, cool down towns and enhance our wellbeing. So why not plant a tree today?
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is today.” Chinese proverb.
Last modified: July 27, 2020