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Sustainable Landscape Competition Announced

04/22/2013

The City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board (UFAB) announces a competition for best examples of sustainable landscapes by offering an award to one residential property and one commercial property.  Applications will be accepted from addresses located within the Fayetteville city limits.  Each winner will be recognized through local press and receive a landscape recognition sign that may be displayed up to six (6) months at the winning property. 

This 2nd annual competition will select winners from criteria related to (1) Design and Aesthetics, (2) Preservation of Natural Environment, (3) Environmental Best Management Practices, and (4) Attraction to Wildlife.  A team of judges from the fields of horticulture, landscape architecture, and urban forestry will determine the winners using a rubric with these four categories. 

In order to be considered, applicants will be required to do the following:

1.      Give judges a 5 to 10 minute tour of their property sometime between May 13 and May 31.

2.      Answer questions about landscape management techniques.

3.      Allow UFAB and the public to tour their landscape on June 12 if they win the competition.

Once the application is submitted, participants will be contacted to coordinate a time for the judges to visit the property.  Apply now or learn more today at http://urbanforestry.accessfayetteville.org.  The online application is due by email or mail before 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013. 

Email:        urban_forestry@ci.fayetteville.ar.us

Mail:          Attn: Landscape Award 
                Parks & Recreation
                113 W. Mountain
                Fayetteville, AR 72701

The mission of the Urban Forestry Advisory Board is to promote programs and policies that support, maintain, and grow our urban forest; to increase public education; and to encourage a healthy, safe, and attractive natural environment for the City of Fayetteville.  This competition was established in accordance with the board’s interest in encouraging sustainable landscapes and developing a recognition program for entities that demonstrate examples of good urban forestry practices.