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15th Annual Awesome Tree Contest

The 15th Annual Awesome Tree Contest has closed.

Watch this video about the Awesome Tree Contest (with 2012 categories).

Please note: The categories for this year are: Awesome Fruit Tree, Kid's Choice (explain why), Tallest, Tree with a Story and Unusual Spot for a Tree.

The contest runs for the months of August and September. The rules are pretty simple. All nominated trees must be within Burlington City limits and no tree can win the same category twice. Photo Galleries of some winners are available below as well as a list of all past winners.

So use your imagination, have some fun and get out there and look at the wonderful trees of Burlington!

Great prizes donated by these local businesses and organizations: Gardener's Supply, Green Mountain Compost, Ace Bibens Hardware on North Avenue, Gardenside Nursery, Vermont Dept of Forest, Parks and Recreation, Burlington Parks and Recreation Department and Seventh Horizon Design Company.

Photo Galleries

By Year
2014 Awesome Trees(11M-pdf) 2013 Awesome Trees(22M-pdf) 2012 Awesome Trees(13M-pdf)
2011 Awesome Trees(7M-pdf) 2010 Awesome Trees(10M-pdf) 2009 Awesome Trees(4M-pdf)
By category
Tallest Trees

Most Picture Perfect

Most Unusual (funny looking)

Widest Trees

Most Unusual Variety

Most Historical

Tree with a Story

Complete List of Past Winners

Complete photo album available at Parks and Rec offices at 645 Pine Street.