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Awards presented for Bury St Edmunds Trees in Town competition


All the winners of the Trees in Town competition from ages eight to 84.

Awards for a Bury St Edmunds community inclusive competition took place at the Apex on Thursday, July 20.

The Trees in Town project, which was open to all ages, was set up by Art Branches – an organisation which encourages people to engage in the arts through their environment.

Art Branches ran a series of educational workshops across different schools in Bury St Edmunds to raise awareness of the importance of trees and how they can be interpreted in art.

The competition received nearly 200 entries and winners, whose poems and illustrations were chosen for a special book, were aged between eight and 84.

Bury in Bloom judge Melanie Lesser and Unbuilt Studio artists Stephanie Hartick and Jacquie Campbell handed out prizes.

The Trees in Town book is available from the tourist information desk at the Apex and at The Writing Desk in Bury St Edmunds.

Bury Mercury - Wednesday, August 2, 2017


‘Trees in Town’ is an Art Branches community interest company project which forms part of the Woodland Trust’s national Tree Charter, collecting tree stories and illustrations from across the community.

Art Branches will be raising awareness of trees across Bury St Edmunds town centre. Trees in Town will result in an online exhibition of all entrants’ impressions of trees, and a booklet with winning entries depicting various trees in the town will be available at the end of the project.

St Edmunds Crown

1. Beech
2. Evergreen oak
3. Olive, (inplanter) arc
4. Plane, by Thorntons
5. Silver birch, Feoffment playground
6. False acacia, by barley store, Greene King
7. Maidenhair tree (ginkgo)
8. Horse chestnut,outside PremierInn
9. Corsican pine, in churchyard
10. Lime avenue, St Mary’s churchyard
11.Mountain ash, corner of rose garden
12.Yew
13.Common oak
14.Sycamore
15.Dawn redwood
16.Caucasian wingnut
17.Blackpoplar
18.Weeping willow
19.Weymouthpine
20.Ash
21.Turkish hazel
22.Alder

How to take part:

Step one: Visit trees within this area on map and choose one that you find interesting. Nb. If you find another tree which you find interesting which is not on the map that can also be chosen if you write the location on the back.

Step two: Illustrate the tree, or part of the tree using whatever method you like including drawing, painting, poetry, printing on an A4 sheet. Illustrations may be annotated and in full colour or black and white.

Step three: Write name and email address on back of your drawing to give us permission to reproduce work. If you are under 18 please obtain guardian’s permission. Nb. Details will be used by Art Branches for communication purposes only.

Step 4: Hand your A4 illustrated sheet into the Apex ticket desk by 6th June, 2017 Winners will be judged by a selection of judges including local tree officer and artists from Unbuilt Studio. Judges will be looking for illustrations that show the character of the tree.

Winners will be invited to an award ceremony in July to receive a prize and all entrants will receive a copy of the booklet.