2014-03-27 / Front Page

Newport Arboretum Announces Tree of The Year


First Place: Star magnolia at the Newport Art Museum. First Place: Star magnolia at the Newport Art Museum. The Newport Tree and Open Space Commission, City of Newport Division of Forestry, and Newport Tree Society recently announced the winners of the Tree of the Year contest. This annual “competition” celebrates Newport’s historic urban forest, and the voting public has spoken. The ten trees in contention this year were spread across the city and represented Newport’s diverse landscape on both private and public properties.

The star magnolia on the grounds of the Newport Art Museum at 76 Bellevue Avenue was awarded first place. Tied for second were the American elm at the Common Burial Ground on Farewell Street and the sugar maple at 668 Bellevue Avenue. The everpopular Liberty Tree, an American beech located at Thames and Farewell streets, took third.

For more information on all nominated trees, visit newportarboretum.org.



Tied for Second Place: American elm at the Common Burying Ground on Farewell Street and sugar maple at 665 Bellevue Ave. Tied for Second Place: American elm at the Common Burying Ground on Farewell Street and sugar maple at 665 Bellevue Ave.

Third Place: The Liberty Tree – European beech at Thames and Farewell streets. Third Place: The Liberty Tree – European beech at Thames and Farewell streets.

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