Charlottesville opens new Landmark Tree Photo Safari

Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 5:27 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville is encouraging people to look for some of the oldest trees around the city and Albemarle County with its new Landmark Tree Photo Safari.

The program asks you take photos of seven different types of trees including White Ash, Basswood, American Elm, Sycamore, and a variety of Oaks.

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards have a notable trees website that will help you locate and identify each tree.

The photo safari is free and open to anyone.

Lucy Hartley with Charlottesville’s Parks and Recreation Department says this is the perfect time of year for this adventure: “Well it’s a great time to really see the whole tree before leaf cover comes in, and we were just looking for activities to get people outside during a time when it’s a lot of us are stuck inside and being very careful,” she said

Participants should use the iNaturalist phone app to post photos of the trees and to be registered for a grand prize of a hammock from Eagles Nest Outfiters.

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