Harvesting green Russets - Have a great and safe harvest!
As we head into the fall harvest we are planning an October workshop and getting ready for 2019 educational activities. One of the important topics to provide the public information on is the finding of Emerald Ash Borer in northern and western Maine. Invasive Forest Pests displays and outreach activities are happening all over the state. If you would like more information on these destructive pests, please contact the SASWCD office for an information packet or check out "Invasive Forest Pests" under the "Projects" tab at the top of this page. Don't forget to like our Facebook page where we keep you up to date on the latest IFP news and findings.
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.