The Noble Tree Foundation
Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve
HOW TO ENTER YOUR NOBLE TREE
Locate your Noble Tree, take a photo of it, and make your best guess on its height (in feet), crown spread (width in feet) and trunk circumference (inches). Download the pdf How to Measure a Tree below. Measure the trunk at 4.5’ from the ground level. Our tree experts will confirm the data. Noble Trees will be judged by species. The Noble Tree Foundation will donate $2500 to Hatcher Garden in the name of the winning entrant and $100 each in the name of five notable mention entrants. You can make your entry online or by downloading the entry form and mailing to: Hatcher Garden, P.O. Box 2337, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
Noble Trees will only be nominated once and must be located in Spartanburg County. Be sure to look for your Noble Tree on our interactive map to check if your tree has already been nominated for 2021 Contest.
We will accept Noble Trees of Spartanburg County Contest nominations beginning September 15, 2020 thru August 15, 2021. Those Noble Trees nominated between the dates of September 15, 2020 and August 15, 2021 are eligible to win our 2021 contest.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE TWILIGHT IN THE GARDEN EVENT TO BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER 2021
Why are we having the 2021 Best Noble Tree of Spartanburg County Contest?
The contest is a way to educate school children and the community about the importance of Noble Trees and will be a great resource to locate Spartanburg County’s largest and most notable specimen trees. Additionally, this will create a Google Map of the Tree Canopy of Spartanburg County and show open areas where Noble Trees need to be planted.