ABOUT THE URBAN TREE OF THE YEAR SELECTION
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The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) conducts the Urban Tree of the Year competition to illustrate the imprtance of selecting the right tree for a planting site. The intent of this annual selection process is not to indicate that this tree is the perfect tree that can grow anywhere, but is to make municipal arborists aware of this tree and they should use it if they have a site suitable for it. The Urban Tree of the Year competition also provides extra publicity for excellent trees that should be used more often.