Could your yard use a little help?
There's still time to enter the Crystal Lake Park District's Ugliest Yard contest. The deadline is Feb. 28, according to park district spokesperson Jenny Leech.
The first-place winner will win a landscape design created by the park district's landscape architect Ann Viger and a $500 gift certificate from Two Amigos Landscaping, Inc.
Several other people will win an oak tree seedling.
The attached photograph shows a 125-year-old burr oak tree that once stood at Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake.
The tree was destroyed in a July 2011 storm, but acorns were gathered and cultivated by McHenry County Nursery/Glacier Oaks Nursery, Leech said in a press release.
This effort resulted in 170 burr oak seedlings that will be awarded to entrants of the Ugliest Yard contest. Some of the young trees will be planted in Crystal Lake Park District Parks, Leech said.
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