Summer is here and we are planning a couple of field tours along with working with different farmers to plant multi-species cover crop mixes in the Meduxnekeag Watershed through a DEP funded grant project. The District is also partnering with a couple of other agencies on some upcoming workshops. Check back often for updated information. In the meantime, happy growing! Frank Sullivan painting, "Of Mice and Men"
BIG TREE CONTEST - The SASWCD and Maine Forest Service are continuing to encourage people of all ages to appreciate the value of trees and forest with a fun competition, "Big Tree Contest". It is easy to participate. If you know of a tree that fits the "Big Tree" criteria, simply fill out a nomination form and submit it to the SASWCD. District Forester Dan Jacobs will follow up and measure the tree, recording its dimensions based on a formula. Competition will be held from January until October, with a complete list of nominated trees and measurements available at that time. It's a good excuse to get outside! You may download a Tree Nomination Form here. A list of native Maine trees can be found on the Maine Forest Service website at Forest Trees of Maine. It's a great resource as it includes photos of our native tree species.