The Most Beautiful Tree of 2009
Your votes for Most Beautiful Tree of 2009 have been tallied, and this year the winner was Tree 25!
Tree 25 beat its competitors with a robust margin of victory. The original Nominees for Most Beautiful Tree of 2009 were (click to enlarge):
Nominees for the Most Beautiful Tree of 2010 will soon be available. Meanwhile, you may nominate your own trees for this contest. If you have a tree you would like to nominate, please send a jpeg image of it to chris.wildrick at gmail.com. The image should measure 540x720 pixels, and should have a vertical aspect ratio. Chris will post the tree on this site and list your name as a "tree contributor," although your name will not be specifically attached to the image, so as not to artificially influence the number of votes that that tree may receive. (It is important that the trees receive their votes solely on their beauty and not because of other, extraneous, factors!)
Check out these links for past winners: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.