Biggest trees in Maine at Merryspring

Mar 07, 2014
A big white ash in Waterford.

Camden — Project Canopy Coordinator Jan Ames Santerre will lead a presentation on the Biggest Trees in Maine at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, March 18, at noon.

Maine’s Register of Big Trees has recognized the biggest native and naturalized tree species in the state since 1958. Santerre will speak about how each year’s contenders for biggest trees are submitted, measured, and judged.

Her presentation will also include photos of many of these state champion trees, and explore some of their histories, including the largest yellow birch in the country located in Wayne.

Santerre has been the state coordinator of Maine’s Register of Big Trees since 2008 and has worked in urban and community forestry for the past 11 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in forest biology from the University of Vermont, where she focused on forest pathogens.

This talk part of the 2014 Winter Talk series at Merryspring, co-sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and The First. Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1 by the Hannaford plaza.

Admission to Tuesday Talks is free for members of Merryspring, with a $5 fee for non-members.

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