CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included an incorrect date for the Town of Chapel Hill's Arbor Day tree planting event. The article has been updated to reflect the change. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Chapel Hill will celebrate Arbor Day this year with Mayor Pam Hemminger’s “Tree of the Year” contest.
Hemminger has called on all Chapel Hill residents, including UNC students, to take a photo of their favorite tree from around town and send it in along with a short description of why it’s their favorite.
"The Tree of the Year Contest celebrates the importance of trees in our lives by focusing on the story of a single tree and its connections to our community,” Hemminger said. "I am excited to hear people's insights and hope it will spur everyone to plant more trees here this fall."
The contest ends on Arbor Day, Nov. 22, the last day of "Arbor Week" in Chapel Hill. Arbor Week and the Tree of the Year contest were both started this year to raise community awareness about the local environment, especially the benefits of trees.