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Dorset Greenwood Tree Project Competition

We are fascinated by trees, especially big old gnarled ones.  Veteran trees are ones that make you go "Wow"!  They are of interest for wildlife, historically and culturally because of their age, size and condition.

Get involved with a new book to celebrate the county's veteran trees. The book will focus on the biological, historical and cultural importance of these magnificent Dorset ancients.

Send us your tree related quote, poem, short story, drawing, painting or photograph (historical or modern) and they may get included in the book.

The competition will provide a great opportunity for people to document their thoughts, pictures and stories, with the possibility that it might be published.

> Entry form
> Competition rules

  • We will also publish the best entrants work here - see links below
  • You can paint a picture or do a sketch, take a photo, or write anecdotes or poems about your favourite ancient tree.
  • Your subject should be 'Trees of Dorset'.
  • Closing date is 31.03.2009
  • Entries should be addressed to: Dorset Greenwood Tree Project Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AA.

Contact: Emma Brawn 01305 264620,  


Tree poems

> A selection of your poems about veteran trees

Welcome to Dorset Wildlife Trust


> A portfolio of the best images of ancient trees


> Your stories or fables of Dorset's oldest trees


Welcome to Dorset Wildlife Trust

Paintings & Drawings

> Entrants works of art


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