2013 landscape competition begins in Fayetteville

An award recognition sign stands in front of Eco Modern Flats last summer.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Fayetteville’s Urban Forestry Advisory Board is seeking nominations for its second annual sustainable landscape competition.

Judges will select winners from both residential and commercial properties. Grading criteria includes four categories: design and aesthetics, preservation of natural environment, environmental best management practices and attraction to wildlife.

Nominees must agree to give judges a 5- to 10-minute tour of their property sometime between May 13 and May 31, and must agree to allow board members and interested residents to tour their landscape on June 12 if they win the competition.

Application instructions are available on the city’s website. The deadline to apply is noon on May 10.

Eco Modern Flats, a LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex near downtown Fayetteville, won the 2012 commercial property award. The east Fayetteville home of Cindi and Don Cope won in the residential category.

For more information, visit urbanforestry.accessfayetteville.org or call 479-444-3486.