2014 Big Tree Contest set for Franklin County

The Franklin County Big Tree Contest will run from May 12 through Sept. 30. The contest this year will be to find native trees, including the lesser-known trees, as listed on the Maine Forest Service website: maineforestservice.org under “Project Canopy”.

Once the nominations come in, Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District will work with Patty Cormier, of the Maine Forest Service, to measure and photograph the trees to see if they are the biggest in Franklin County or even better, in the state.

Nomination forms are available at the 107 Park St., Farmington office or by emailing [email protected].

Individuals who nominate a big tree will receive a “Forest Trees of Maine” booklet. Anyone who finds a tree that becomes a state winner will receive recognition at the District’s annual meeting where they will be awarded a special gift and certificate as well as being posted on the Maine Forest Service and the FCSWCD websites.

For more information or to enter the contest, call 778-4279.

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