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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Favorite Loudoun Tree Photo Contest Entries Due May 3; Arbor Day Celebration is May 11

Photo of Shumard Oak Tree at Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun County

The annual Loudoun County “Favorite Loudoun Tree” photo contest is under way.  Entries are being accepted through Friday May 3, 2019, in advance of the Loudoun County Arbor Day celebration Saturday, May 11, 2019. 

Photo Criteria 

  • The photo must be of a single tree in its entirety or group of trees. 
  • The trees must be in Loudoun County.
  • The photo must have been taken by the entrant.
  • If printed, photo paper is preferred and no larger than 8 ½ X 11 inches.
  • If emailed, digital jpegs are acceptable and may be emailed to Kyle Dingus

Send printed photos along with the photographer’s contact information (name, address, phone number and email) as well as the location of the tree and tree species, if known, to:

Loudoun County Urban Forester Kyle Dingus
Department of Building and Development
P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, Virginia 20177 

Winning and honorable mention photos will be displayed at the Loudoun County Arbor Day celebration May 11, 2019, at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Awards will be presented to the photographers of the top three photos during the formal awards ceremony. The photos also will be on display in the lobby of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, May 13-17, 2019. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the Loudoun County Arbor Day committee.  

For more information about the photo contest, contact Kyle Dingus at 703-771-5991 or by email

For more information about the Arbor Day celebration, contact Pat McIlvaine at 571-918-4530, ext. 104 or by email

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