Know of a lovely tree along the Red River? You could help protect it.
The Rivers West Red River Corridor (RWRRC) is seeking trees near the river that are either "the biggest, the oldest, the most striking, or a community favourite."
Those looking to nominate a tree must tag it with a string, then submit a photo, the GPS co-ordinates, and the nomination form found at www.thinktrees.org/my_folders/Documents/HTNomination2012.pdf or email the Manitoba Forestry Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
RWRRC executive director Julie Turenne-Maynard saidthis is the first time the contest is being held since Manitoba created a heritage tree program.
She hopes the contest will inspire people all over the city.
"It’s really good to do as an individual or as a family," she said.
The contest launched on June 1 and will wrap on Sept. 2. Winners will be announced during National Forest Week (Sept. 22 to 28).
For more information, visit www.riverswest.ca.