Wednesday, September 9, 2009

BP Tree Tweet Contest

In honor of the majestic Bryant Park London plane trees, who turn a momentous 75 years this month, we’re hosting a little competition. We want you to show your love for the trees. Here’s how it works: Take a picture of yourself with the Bryant Park trees (for you out-of-towners, we’ll even accept a picture of you with the trees in your favorite local park.) And then, tweet your wonderful and creative photos, making sure to include @BryantParkNYC. Please keep in mind that we do not encourage any photo-ops that will get you into trouble with the Bryant Park Security (no stepping in the ivy beds!), but we’re looking forward to some fun shots.

Every good competition has a prize. At Bryant Park, we’ll be celebrating the trees’ 75th with a book. The Tree Tweet Contest winner (chosen by our expert staff) will receive a copy of National Parks: Our American Landscape, a beautiful new book from Earth Aware Editions featuring the photographic work of Ian Shive.

Our parkside fête for the trees takes place next Wednesday, September 16, at 12:30pm with an historic look at the trees, music, and more, but we’ll give you until the end of next week to submit your photos. So get out there and Tree Tweet It Up… You could be the winner!

Don’t try this at home: A professional tree pruner’s favorite photo with the Bryant Park trees.

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