Fulton County Soil & Water District Growing Conservation Awareness With Big Tree Contest

1238967_510525325691455_306623646_n_thumb8The Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District in conjunction with the Ohio Division of Forestry are hosting a Fulton County Big Tree Contest. This contest is open to Black Walnut trees located on private properties throughout Fulton County.
This contest is intended to be a fun and interactive way to increase awareness of old growth trees and to promote new tree planting. It helps to keep the public conservation minded and also promotes the history of Fulton County and Northwest Ohio.
The trees do not have to be nominated by the property owner, but written permission must be obtained from the property owner to enter the contest. Trees will be judged on Circumference, total vertical height and the average diameter spread of the tree’s crown.

The official nomination form must be submitted to the Fulton SWCD, 8770 State Route 108, Suite B, Wauseon, OH 43567 by August 1, 2014 at 4:00pm. Forms can be picked up in the SWCD office, or obtained from the website at http://swcd.fultoncountyoh.com/bigtreecontest.htm. The trees will be measured by the Division of Forestry. The winner of the Fulton County Big Tree award will be invited as a guest to their Annual Meeting and Banquet which will be held on September 9th, 2014. The winner will be awarded a plaque and a 4’-5’ potted tree of their choice (Black Walnut, Red Maple or Red Oak).

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