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TRAVEL PULSE Competition “Tree of the year 2016” Is this France’s Tree of the Year? The owners of Martinique’s Habitation Céron and likely the entire population of the French-Caribbean island think so. To complement the competition, Habitation Ceron is also running a Facebook photo competition, and will award a prize every 10 days for the best picture of the Zamana tree. n And they hope you will, too. That’s because the 300-year-old Zamana tree, on the grounds of the 17th-century sugarcane estate in Le Prêcheur, is a nominee for France’s fifth annual Arbre De L’Année (Tree of the Year) competition. A single tree is nominated in each French region, and Habitation’s Ceron magnificent specimen, which has an eight-foot-diameter trunk, is Martinique’s entry. All the nominees are listed on the competition website,, and the public can vote for their favorite tree from now through August 31. 34