Volunteers needed for tree plantings on May 12

    SANGERVILLE — The Sangerville Community Forest Committee started its reforestation of the town’s Bean Hill Woodlot May 5 and is asking for volunteers on Mothers’ Day, May 12, to help plant 1,500 seedlings and saplings. Consider helping Mother Earth on Mothers’ Day.

    A total of 1,475 soft and hard wood trees have been purchased with the assistance of a $9,925 Project Canopy grant from the Maine Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
    Volunteers are needed to plant the 500 black spruce, 450 sugar maples, 200 red oak, 50 white oak, 150 burr oak, 25 black cherry, 50 butternut and 50 chestnut seedlings and saplings. All those wishing to help should meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Bean Hill woodlot on Bean Hill Road in Sangerville and bring a shovel, hand clipper, lunch and bottle of water.
    The Piscataquis County Economic Development Council assisted the Sangerville in submitting the Project Canopy grant.  Anyone needing additional information may call Forest Committee Chair Bill Rowe at 924-6891.

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