This summer, we held our first ever Trees Please photo contest, and it was a major success. Whether a simple, yet stunning landscape, a representation of the sheer size and scale of trees or a close look at trees’ powerful details, the photos each conveyed a different story. With so many gorgeous shots to choose from, it was a difficult decision. But, we are thrilled to highlight our 2015 Tree Please winning photographs!
Grand Prize Winner: “Checking out the Redwood Forest”
Photographer: Yinghai Lu (CA); Location: Bull Creek Flat in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Calif.
Honorable Mention: “Independence I”
Photographer: Jason Liske (CA); Location: Sierra Nevada, Calif.
Honorable Mention: “Prairie Creek”
Photographer: Mario Vaden (OR); Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, near Orick, Calif.
Honorable Mention: “Horse Chesnut at Dawn”
Photographer: Diana Fraser (MD); Location: Family farm in Maryland
People’s Choice Winner: “Tree Love in Vermont”
Photographer: Madeline Ligenza (VT); Location: Mt. Philo, Vt.