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Share pictures of Peterborough’s iconic trees!

Do you love trees? Do you have a particular favourite in Peterborough? Is there a story attached to it that you’d like to tell? This August, the charity PECT is launching a city-wide competition looking for photographs of Peterborough’s favourite trees!

The competition has been launched to tie in with an upcoming milestone for the charity’s Forest for Peterborough project: in October the project will be planting its 100,000th tree in the city and surrounding areas!

“We are running this competition because we would really love to hear from members of the public about the trees that mean something to them,” explains PECT’s CEO Carly Leonard. “We’re looking for people to submit their pictures and let us know about the connection they have with their local trees and why they’re so important to them.”

PECT launched Forest for Peterborough in 2010, a project to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030. The aim is to plant one tree for every person living in the city.

PECT and its partners wants to improve tree coverage to create a network of wooded areas to improving our green spaces and the quality of the air we breathe. The tree planting will change the city’s landscape by forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green spaces.

The photography competition has two categories: Adult (suitable for ages 16+) and Child (for under 16s). The deadline for entry is 5pm on 20th September 2017.

To enter, please email your photo, which must be sized between 1MG and 10MG in a jpg format, to [email protected]. Please entitle the email ‘Love Trees Photo Competition’ and remember to include your name, contact details, which category you’re entering, and a brief description of why you have chosen that tree along with its location.

The photos will be judged at the end of September and the winners and runners-up displayed at the 100,000th tree planting event in October, with £25 vouchers awarded to the winners.

All judging decisions are final. By submitting your photo, you give PECT full permission to use your name and photograph in the media, or in publications or websites produced by PECT and its partner organisations.

For more information about PECT, visit or call 01733 568408.