Northglenn kicks off the search for the most magnificent tree in the city again this summer, taking nominations through July. Community Outreach Coordinator Jenni Murphy said Northglenn has organized …
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Northglenn kicks off the search for the most magnificent tree in the city again this summer, taking nominations through July.
Community Outreach Coordinator Jenni Murphy said Northglenn has organized the contest for 20 years, recognizing the city’ arboreal heritage and the fine trees throughout the area.
“When you think about it overall, they are really massive trees,” she said. “Most of our neighborhoods do have many mature trees. So, for our purpose, a magnificent tree is massive, well trimmed and well cared for.”
Property owners with the winning tree will get rebate for their August water bill. The city will also give winners a plaque and chain that can be draped around the tree, identifying it as the winner.
People that want to enter their favorite tree should email its location to Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also call and leave a message at 303 450-8904.
Volunteer judges will begin visiting the competing trees in August, voting on their favorites. The winning tree will be announced on Aug. 27 at a City Council meeting.
Murphy said no specific species or kind of tree has a lock on the competition.
“We have had everything from types of evergreen trees to maples to elm trees and you name it,” she said. “We’ve had all kinds of trees win the contest.”
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