(October 14, 2011) Is there a champion growing in your yard? Frisco Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the 2011 Champion Tree Competition. Winners will be announced during this year’s annual Arborfest Celebration on Saturday, October 22. The event will be held at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, beginning at 9 a.m. Bring your whole family out to learn more about Frisco’s urban forest with a tree tour through the park. The celebration will also include a ceremonial tree planting.
Categories for this year’s tree competition are English walnut and Bradford pear. All entries must be trees located on private property within the Frisco city limits.
Download an entry form here or from FriscoTexas.gov/SpecialEvents. Look for the Arborfest listing. Entry forms are also available at the Frisco Parks & Recreation administrative offices located at 6726 Walnut St. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline for contest entries is Wednesday, October 19 at 5 p.m.
Winners of the 2011 tree competition will receive plaques to display in front of their champion trees.
Arborfest is sponsored by the Frisco Urban Forestry Board and the Frisco Parks & Recreation Department. The Frisco Garden Club will also take part in the celebration.