Durham naturalists and tree lovers of all ages are invited to submit their nominations for significant trees in Durham County September 1 through November 1, 2015. Trees on private or public property can be nominated in each of the three categories: largest, historical, or meritorious. Preference will be given to native North Carolina tree species. Non-native trees may be considered if they are of a species, subspecies, variety or cultivar proven to be relatively long-lived and well-adapted to North Carolina. Winning trees will be recognized on Arbor Day 2016. Please read the Official Rules before submitting a nomination.
Look-up at the majesty that surrounds you and take a picture of a tree that inspires you! Some resources for help identifying and measuring tree species are: Trees of North Carolina identification
Leafsnap app (The basic version is available for for free; additional species are available for in-app purchase). Instructions on how to measure a tree
Trees that are nominated will be evaluated in person by a representative of the program. Please see the nomination form for more details on entries.