The Niskayuna Tree Council held its 2022 Spring Blossoms Photo Contest in conjunction with Arbor Day this year. We had numerous entries of beautiful, local trees coming into bloom. Winners were awarded in 3 age categories: under 12, 12-18, and over 18. Gift certificates to Target, Uncle Rico’s Pizza, and the Niskayuna Co Op were given to the winners.
Contest Winners: In the Under 12 category, the winner was Jake Kostroroski with a photo of a flower-laden magnolia tree in bloom on Dean St. This photo contrasts the pink blossoms with the purple azalea beneath it, and the fallen petals stand out nicely against the dark brown mulch. In the 12-18 category, the winner was Zachary Kostoroski. This photo is an outstanding example of spring trees in a Niskayuna neighborhood, starting to bud out after a hard winter. The various shades of green in the grass and the tree blossoms adds depth and interest.This photo was taken on Lexington Parkway. And in the over 18 category, the winner was Carol Rowell. Carol’s photo is a close-up of pink crab apple blossoms. The fine, close-up detail, with the various shades of pink blossoms accented by the yellow stamens, makes this photo a winner.