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Amazing Trees Revealed and Celebrated

ReForest London announced winners of the Amazing Tree Quest at its Celebrate the Trees event at Museum London. Trees in eight categories received accolades at London’s most amazing trees for this 2010 contest.

Take a look at the winners by clicking on each title.

People’s Choice -- A huge Burr Oak tree located behind the Winderemere Manor Hotel, nominated by Neil Kellock

Favourite -- An enormous, graceful Hackberry tree located at 950 Colborne Street, nominated by Helene Sellery.

Best Story --  A Norway Maple badly damaged by a storm, cared for by the City and neighbours, now thriving at 252 King Edward Ave. Nominated by Colleen Breen Collier.

Spookiest -- A Cherry tree at Fanshawe Golf and Country Club is home to Turkey Vultures and is a spooky, hollowed out tree. Nominated by Rose Fisher.

Greatest Survivor  -- The McCormick Home planned carefully to save an historic White Oak tree on their property at 2022 Kains Road.

Best Company Tree -- A White Pine tree near Storeybook Gardens (within the children’s train tracks) recalls a history and grace. Nominated by Milyn Hall.

Show and Tell Tree -- Eight-year-old Oliver Taylor nominated his favourite tree, the Hugging Tree at Cavendish Park, a huge Eastern Cottonwood.

Biggest -- A giant Cottonwood dwarfs the homes around it at 39 Duchess Street. It measures 188 inches in diameter and 140 feet tall and was nominated by Mike Dawdy.

Tree-Inspired Art -- Professional artist John Sutton of Victory Studio submitted a photograph, Urban Tree, which was chosen by a jury assembled by the London Arts Council to win this category.

Tree-Inspired Art -- Non-professional artist Catherine Smith won in the non-professional category with her painting Tree of Souls.

In addition to the awards ceremony, tree lovers at the event were treated to poetry by London's new poet laureate, Penn Kemp, locally grown food prepared by Angelos, a display and auction of the professional art in the Tree Inspired Art category, and music by Alex Palmer.

The Amazing Tree Quest is sponsored by Clintar, the City of London, and rtraction. London Life is ReForest London’s lead corporate sponsor.