Locals are encouraged to take photos of Darien trees for annual photo contest.
Tree Conservancy of Darien (treeconservancyofdarien.org), a local non-profit established to preserve and enhance the wooded resources of Darien, is holding its second annual photo contest, “Celebration of Trees”, with its opening reception on March 7th at the Darien Nature Center from 6-8pm. As part of its objective of raising awareness of the value of trees in the community, Tree Conservancy of Darien hopes to inspire contestants to capture the beauty of the majestic, historic, attractive and unusual trees in Darien.
Residents or those who work in Darien are encouraged to take photos now, or to use recent photos of trees in Darien for submission to the contest. Photos should be taken within the past two years, can be in black and white or color, and must be 8X10 in size. Photographs can be submitted for the contest at the Darien Nature Center from Monday, February 24th to Saturday, March 1st during their normal hours of operation (M-F 9-4, Sat. 9-1). Registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for students, with a limit of three entries per person.
Photos will be matted and displayed at the Darien Nature Center from March 7th to April 25th and will be judged by a panel of tree and photography experts. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Last year’s photo contest drew close to 100 entries from participants of all ages, with winners in 10 categories. The juried show will include ribbons for adults, elementary, middle and high school participants, color and black and white photography, winter landscapes, fall foliage, and spring flowering trees. New this year is a category for images of bark.
The goals of Tree Conservancy of Darien are to educate the community about the value of trees and their care, to identify and revitalize significant (heritage) trees in town, to maintain a stewardship program for the care and maintenance of existing trees, and to build partnerships to achieve Tree Conservancy of Darien goals.
Established in 2010, TCD has planted 65 trees in Darien, including a recent planting of twelve crab apple trees and one red oak on Ledge Road. Other planting sites include traffic islands near exits 11 and 13 of I-95 and the Darien train station. Since its inception, Tree Conservancy of Darien has also donated over 80 trees for planting at various locations in Darien, including all seven public schools. For more information or to donate to Tree Conservancy of Darien, visit the Tree Conservancy at treeconservancyofdarien.org or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tree Conservancy of Darien (treeconservancyofdarien.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tree and forest resources of Darien for the benefit of the community, its health and its quality of life. Its goals are to educate the community about the value of trees and their care, to identify and revitalize significant (heritage) trees in town, to maintain a stewardship program for the care and maintenance of existing trees, and to build partnerships to achieve Tree Conservancy of Darien goals. TCD can be reached at email@example.com.