Tree of the Year

Live Oaks Oak“Live Oaks Oak” crowned 2023 Tree of the Year

A majestic oak tree aptly situated in Wake Forest’s Live Oaks Subdivision is the 2023 Wake Forest Tree of the Year.

Located within the Whistable Avenue roundabout, just off Wall Road, the “imposing” oak was the narrow winner in last week’s voting. Of the nearly 200 votes cast, the “Live Oaks Oak” received 72 votes, followed by a “breathtaking” South Allen Road oak tree with 69 votes.

As the person who submitted this year’s winner, Sean Duggan will receive a certificate crowning his tree as the 2023 Wake Forest Tree of the Year.

The Town of Wake Forest wishes to thank everyone who submitted a tree for consideration and voted in this year’s contest. The Urban Forestry Division plans to offer the competition again next year.


Tree of the Year Candidates

The following trees were selected as finalists for the 2023 Tree of the Year Award. 

Community members were invited to vote on their favorite tree through 5 p.m. Friday, April 7. The tree that received the most votes was announced as the winner. The submitter of the winning tree will be awarded with a certificate crowning their tree as the 2023 Wake Forest Tree of the Year.

Voting is Closed 

Tree of the Year
Urban Forestry Program Manager