If you count up all the trees lining our streets, shading our homes and parks, and bursting with greenery, this urban forest comes to about 100 million acres nationwide. And this forest offers more than good looks. Urban and community trees clean our air and help prevent flooding.
The US Forest Service is celebrating these ‘hardest working trees in America’ with a national photo contest. But hurry, the contest deadline is this Sunday (July 22). Take a picture of your neighborhood forest, send it in, and you might just win some cool prizes from the National Forest Foundation.
See complete rules (and there are several) and other details (and there are several) about entering the My Neighborhood Forest Photo Contest sponsored by the National Forest Foundation and the US Forest Service.
Urban and community forests include urban parks, street trees, landscaped boulevards, public gardens, river and coastal promenades, greenways, river corridors, wetlands, nature preserves, natural areas, and shelter belts of trees. The deadline for submission is 2 pm (PDT), July 22
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