Tree of the Year

Broccolini2023 Tree of the Year

The Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is celebrating Arbor Day this year by again offering a contest tree lovers across Wake Forest are sure to love.

From now through Saturday, April 1, the UFD will accept nominations from residents for the 2023 Tree of the Year award.

Trees may be nominated for their size, species, historic significance, personal meaning, community benefit or general notoriety - but they must be located within the Wake Forest town limits..

To nominate your favorite tree, complete the nomination form and upload a photo of your tree.

Nominate Your Tree


What Happens Next?

Finalists will be selected by town staff, then voted on by the community during the week of April 3. The tree that receives the most votes will be announced as the winner during Forest Fest on Saturday, April 15. 

The submitter of the winning tree will be awarded a certificate crowning their tree as the Wake Forest 2023 Tree of the Year.


2021 Winner

The last time the UFD sponsored this contest in 2021, a towering willow oak tree nicknamed “Broccolini” (shown right) was the winner. The tree is located on the Brooks Street side of the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave.


Tree of the Year
Urban Forestry Program Manager