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, to celebrate the trees in our area.
This competition was introduced by the Town Council’s former Tree Warden, Cllr Doro Russell in 2019, this position is now filled by Cllr Hugo Mieville.
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 31st July 2021. 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.
The winning photograph from 2020 (pictured) was taken by resident, Robyn Milverton.
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: May 12, 2021