City of Cocoa Designated a Tree City USA, Enter Your Favorite Tree Image in Annual Photo Contest
By Space Coast Daily // March 4, 2023
Submit your entry by 5:00pm on March 31
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The City of Cocoa has been designated a Tree City USA and to commemorate this recognition, we invite our citizens and visitors to share your favorite tree in the City.
A well-maintained and healthy tree canopy provides beauty for our community.
Trees also benefit us by improving air quality, reducing heat with shade, providing wildlife habitat, absorbing stormwater, and protecting us during storms by dampening winds.
Show Your Trees
Use your phone or favorite camera to take a photo of your favorite Cocoa tree and enter it in one of our designated categories listed below. Photos will be judged based on the categories they were entered.
A winner will be selected from each category as well as people’s choices.
Invasive species of trees will not be considered for this contest. Previous entries will not be considered for a winning entry this year.
■ Anyone Home?: Things that live in trees. Trees provide a habitat for wildlife. Let’s see some shots of the creatures living in our trees.
■ Parts of a Tree/Close-ups: Leaves, bark, limbs. Get creative. Let’s see the many beneficial parts of our community trees.
■ Canopy of Trees: A great canopy of trees can provide a number of great benefits including shade and protection. Show us a great tree canopy.
■ What do trees do for us?: Show us the benefit you see in your favorite tree. Do you use it to hang a swing or as a home for your favorite birds?
■ Photographer’s choice: Committee member and resident photographer, John Maryland selects his favorite photo.
■ Judges’ Choice: The entire committee will select their favorite tree.
■ People’s Choice: All photos entered in the contest will be placed on the City of Cocoa’s Facebook page and the photo with the most likes from Facebook and from the in-person Arbor Day event will be crowned People’s Choice.
Winners will be contacted by Friday, April 28, and invited to the Cocoa City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 9,for recognition.
Contest winners will be displayed at City Hall for an entire year.
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