Plymouth Urban Tree Festival and photography competition

11 May 23

Photography Competition

Plymouth Tree Partnership is hosting the Plymouth Urban Tree Festival as a celebration of Plymouth's trees.

The nine-day event will be the first of its kind in the city and it will be taking place from Saturday 13 May - Sunday 21 May 2023.

During the festival the Plymouth Tree Partnership will be running a range of mostly free, exciting events which cater for all ages and abilities. It is being independently run entirely by volunteers, tree experts, charities and groups.

The free events include a dawn dusk chorus walk, bat box making and a film screening, plus much more.

Photography competition

As part of the event they are also holding a photography competition, giving you the opportunity to take a photo of your favourite tree in the city, supported by professional photography organisation, Fotonow. The only rule is that the tree must be within a ward of Plymouth.

There are two categories for the photo competition - Adults and Under-18s - and entries must be received by midday on 18 May.

Winners will be announced on 21 May at the Plymouth Urban Tree Festival Bash, to be held at Leadworks. The winning photos will be printed in the Plymouth Herald.

Joe Berryman, Arboriculturist at PCH, said: "PCH has approximately 3500 recorded trees on our estate, and we are looking to continue to assist the Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest Project, by identifying and providing areas of our land suitable for increased tree-canopy cover, where these areas are either depleted in canopy cover, or where there is an opportunity to improve species diversity and suitability.

"As we have a large number of trees across the city and the number is increasing all the time, we hope to see your pictures of PCH trees as your favourite within the city. Get your entries in now."

Click here to enter.

Find out more about the event here.

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