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More than 70 people enter tree photography competition

Published: 15 November 2023

Tree comp headline Some of the 74 entries received

Judges are set to pick the winner in a popular tree photography competition in Exeter.

The competition to find Exeter’s favourite trees prompted more than 70 entries and some fantastic images.

Now judges are sifting through the entries to find a winner.

It’s the fourth year in a row that the City Council (ECC) has run the prestigious competition, teaming up with its arboricultural contractors Devon Trees Services, to offer a series of great prizes.

The competition – run in the lead up to National Tree Week (26 November to 4 December) - invited people to take a picture of their favourite tree in Exeter.

Organisers of the competition received a fantastic array of images from budding amateur photographers aged 6 years old to 60 years and above.

The competition prompted images of trees in gardens, communal areas, parks and waterside locations. Because images had to be taken in the last six weeks, photographers were able to capture some colourful images as Autumn turned leaves golden.

Now judges have the difficult task of finding the best images. The winner will take away a framed photograph of the picture and a Haynes Tree Manual, with the runner-up receiving a framed photograph of their picture.

There is also an under-16 category, with the same prizes for the winner and runner-up.

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). This year it will take place from 25 November to 3 December. Further information about national events can be found on the Tree Council website 

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