“Broccolini” crowned 2021 Tree of the Year

BroccoliniA towering willow oak tree nicknamed “Broccolini” is the Wake Forest 2021 Tree of the Year.

Located on the Brooks Street side of the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., the “majestic” tree was the runaway winner in this week’s voting. Of the nearly 400 votes cast, “Broccolini” received 141 votes, followed by a “beautiful” tulip magnolia along the 500 block of North College Street with 85 votes and a “magnificent” willow oak at Holding Park with 81 votes.

As the person who submitted the winning tree, Hannah Huggins will receive a certificate crowning her tree as the Wake Forest 2021 Tree of the Year.

The Town of Wake Forest wishes to thank everyone who submitted a tree for consideration and voted in this year’s contest. The Urban Forestry Division plans to offer the competition again next year.

To view the photo gallery of 2021 Tree of the Year submissions, visit http://bit.ly/WFTreeofYear. For more information, email Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores at ldevores@wakeforestnc.gov.