Arbor Day Photo Contest: ‘Trees That Make Me Feel Happy’

The annual Loudoun County Arbor Day tree photo contest is underway.

The theme of this year’s contest is “Trees That Make Me Feel Happy.” Entries are being accepted through Friday, April 9, in advance of this year’s virtual Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration, which will be posted on the Loudoun County website atloudoun.gov/treesto coincide with Virginia’s Arbor Day April 30.

Entries must be aphoto of a single tree or group of trees that are in Loudoun County, taken by the entrant. There is a limit of two entries per person.

Only digital pictures will be accepted. JPEGs are acceptable. High resolution photos are encouraged.

Email photos to Loudoun County Urban Forester Kyle Dingus of the Department of Building and Development at kyle.dingus@loudoun.gov. Include the photographer’s name, phone number and email as well as the approximate location of the tree and tree species, if known, and a brief explanation of why the photographer is thankful for the tree or trees in the photo.

Awards will be distributed to the top three photos. The winners will be notified the week of April 12. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the Loudoun County Arbor Day Committee.

For more information about the Arbor Day photo contest and the virtual Arbor Day celebration, contact Dingus at 571-252-0678 or kyle.dingus@loudoun.gov.

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