California Arbor Week Photo Contest

In honor of California Arbor Week, March 7 – 14, 2012, California ReLeaf is pleased to kick off a California Arbor Week Photo Contest.  This contest is an effort to increase awareness of and appreciation for the trees and forests in the communities where Californians live, work and play.  This contest is designed to highlight the broad diversity of tree species, settings, and landscapes throughout our state, in locations urban and rural, large and small, and on public and privately owned land.  Trees provide many benefits to our communities.  They clean our air and water, save energy, raise property values, foster neighborhood pride, provide wildlife habitat, revitalize neighborhoods, and create an inviting outdoor environment for people to play, exercise and socialize.  In addition, trees provide significant benefits related to health and nutrition, crime reduction, community beautification, neighborhood revitalization, and economic vitality.  We are looking for photographs in the following categories: My Favorite California Tree, and Trees Where I Live.