Tree Photo Contest 2016

7th Annual Arbor Day Tree Photo Contest 

We like to celebrate Arbor Day by having a tree photo contest. We LOVE getting so many unique and creative photos from people all over the world each year. Folks send in photos taken on vacation, on hikes, and even photos from their own yards.  Nature is amazing, right?

And wowzers...did we get some incredible entries this year!  Our tree loving friends submitted photos from Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and all over the U.S. Thanks for participating everyone!

Check out the photos and winners below.  Also, we thought we'd share some of the comments people left after they voted, which are sweet and thoughtful evidence that there is A LOT of TREE LOVE in the world! :)


All beautiful
It wasn't easy to make a many beautiful photos.
Hard choice. Such beautiful trees
Very cool!
Love them all!
Such a hard decision!
Reflecting the beauty of the tree.
Great job on all the pics!
Gorgeous shots people!
Difficult to choose, I loved all of them.
Very difficult to choose!
Very difficult 
Love all of them. Hard to choose.
Our first year of voting ... fantastic concept! Thanks for all you are doing on your website.
Thank you!
Really great photos. 
Good luck to all!!
Just inspired
Really, really hard to choose.
Thanks for gathering up these photos...really nice!
All are beautiful. But the ones I planted on my property are still the most beautiful things I have ever seen, and I love each and every leaf that hangs on for dear life.
I will hug all your beautiful trees.. trying to grow my own... BEAUTIFUL TREES .. BEAUTIFUL WORLD!
All were beautifully photographed trees.
I selected mine due to the striking photos.
Yay trees!
Love trees!
These are beautiful trees, glad to help out in a good cause.

  • Andrea Baker

  • Annette Baker *Honorable Mention*

  • Caroline Bishop

  • Christina Lynne

  • Gail Kemether

  • Julia McNaughtan

  • Julie Burillo

  • Keverne Denahan

  • Linda Saxon - *3rd Place Winner*

  • Lisa Randall - *2nd Place Winner*

  • Mackenzie Miller

  • Mike Schutten

  • Nelly Yegorova

  • Paula Velez

  • Rachel Stone - *1st Place Winner*

  • Suzanne Cochran *Honorable Mention*

  • Windflower


Contest Fine Print: Just say NO to sending us a photo you found on the internet. Please make sure the photo is one you took yourself, that the main object in the photo is a tree or trees, that it is a photo rather than a painting or diarama or macarame fruit holder in the shape of a tree, that it doesn't have any copyright restrictions on it, and that you email a JPG version of it to by midnight Pacific time, Monday April 25th.  

Please submit only one photo. If you send us more than one photo, only one will be put up for voting. You may send us a photo you have entered in our contest in the past, but you must not have been a winner with that photo.

An email will be sent out announcing voting has opened HERE on April 26st, and will close at 6pm Pacific time, April 28th. Winners will be announced here on Arbor Day- April 29th and also included in an email newsletter.

We reserve the right to stop accepting photos before April 25th if we receive more than 20 entries, and we reserve the right to use your photo on our website and in our email newsletters, but the photo still belongs to you and we will credit the photo to your name once voting has closed.

The 3rd place winner receives $35 store credit, 2nd place receives $50 store credit, and 1st place receives a $100 store credit toward any Tree Gifts, which can be planted in the name of the winner or someone of their choosing. Winners will receive an email on or before May 2nd with details about how to redeem their prize. Prizes must be redeemed within one year.