Partnership Foundation announces the sixth year of the City of Trees competition. The competition, taking place under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment, can be newly joined by all cities in Czech Republic. The task of the applying cities is to prepare a year-round campaign for public, inspired by trees and environment. In addition to the title and financial reward in the amount of CZK 50 thousand (from TetraPak company), the winning city will have a unique opportunity to participate in the all-European competition Entente Florale Europe. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2011.
The idea to dedicate one year to trees originated under the title of The Year of Tree in Strakonice, 2004. On the basis of the fantastic campaign's success, Partnership Foundation decided to transfer this idea also to other cities under the title City of Trees. Kromeriz became the first City of Trees in 2006/2007, followed by Tachov, Havirov and Broumov.