The City of Cocoa has been designated a Tree City USA and to commemorate this recognition, we invite our citizens and visitors to share your favorite tree in the City. A well maintained and healthy tree canopy provides beauty for our community. Trees also benefit us by improving air quality, reducing heat with shade, providing, wildlife habitat, absorbing stormwater and protecting us during storms by dampening winds.
Show Us Your Trees
Use your phone or favorite camera to take a photo of your favorite Cocoa tree and explain why this tree is significant to you or the community. Photos will be judged based on the benefits of our trees listed above and the value they add to our community. Multiple winners will be selected from various categories as well as people’s choice and best photography recognitions.
Submit your entry by 5:00pm on July 5, 2021.
Winners will be contacted by Friday, July 16, 2021 and invited to the Cocoa City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for recognition. Contest winners will be displayed at City Hall.
Our judging committee is comprised of various members of the community including:
Councilwoman for District 4, Lorraine Koss
Photographer, John Maryland
Citizen and Landscape expert, Linda Gombert
Property Owner, volunteer, and member of the City's Tree Board and Planning and Zoning Board, Aleck Greenwood
Tree Specialist, Simon Stratford, owner of Stratford Tree Surgery