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Winners Of 2012 Big Tree & Goofiest Looking Tree Contest Announced
Goofiest Tree Contest Winner
On April 28, Keep Shelby Beautiful (KSB) announced the results of the 2012 Big Tree  and Goofiest Looking Tree Contest during the Arts on the Square Festival in uptown Shelby on the court square. The contest is a way to celebrate the City’s tree heritage.
Mayor Stan Anthony presented the First place award for the 2012 Biggest Tree to: Boy Scout Troop 100. They nominated a Willow Oak tree measuring 20 feet and 3 inches in circumference. The tree is located at Spake Farms and the owner is Mike Spake.
Mayor Stan Anthony also presented the First place award for the 2012 Goofiest Looking Tree that went to: Linda Price. The Goofiest Looking Tree caption read, “Penthouse with a View”. The picture of the tree shows a birdhouse hanging from the very top of a large pine tree located at 427 Brookside Drive.
The first place award winners and property owners, each received a beautifully framed certificate from Frame Masters Gallery, located at McNeilly Photography, 1241 Fallston Road, in Shelby.
The remaining contestants, each received a framed certificate from Keep Shelby Beautiful.
Everyone who nominated a tree for the contest received a beautiful Japanese Red Maple tree, donated by Cline’s Nursery, located at 1901 Fallston Road. Keep Shelby Beautiful is most grateful to John Cline for his generosity and interest in helping promote the beauty and the environmental value of trees to the community.
There were 5 nominations submitted for the 2012 Big Tree contest. The trees were judged on their Circumference Breast Height or CBH which is measured at 4 ½ feet above ground level. The tree with the largest CBH was the winner. Keep Shelby Beautiful is very grateful to Trey Warrick, certified arborist with Shelby Nursery, who measured the nominated trees to verify the accuracy of their circumference.
There were 11 nominations submitted for the 2012 Goofiest Looking Tree contest. Keep Shelby Beautiful is very grateful to Ben (age 11), Margaret (age 8) and Charlie (age 5) Schweppe, who judged the nominated trees by evaluating each one for their unique appearance and the creative caption that described each tree’s eye catching appearance. KSB is also grateful to Robin and Winnie Holland, who assisted the judges during the judging process.
For more information about the results of the 2012 Big Tree  and Goofiest Looking Tree Contest, contact Keep Shelby Beautiful Coordinator, Mary Byrnes at 704-484-6829 or at mary.byrnes@cityofshelby.com.

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