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D-F : Tree Inventory Underway.

March 26, 2008 - TRC

The Town of Dover-Foxcroft will be conducting a tree inventory of publicly owned trees in the town.

Funded by a $4,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service through its Project Canopy Program, the project includes listing town-owned trees by location, condition, species and size.

A detailed map will be produced giving the GPS coordinates of the trees on town property.

Coordinated by the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council, the inventory when completed will help Dover-Foxcroft improve the care and management of its community green spaces and increase the publicís awareness and appreciation of its tree heritage.

The Board of Selectmen appointed a Tree Committee to oversee the project. Members of the Tree Committee include Cindy Freeman-Cyr, Jackie Robinson, Jane Stitham, Peter Brenc, and Stephen Tudor. Town Manager Jack Clukey serves as staff to the committee along with PCEDC Community Development Specialist Ken Woodbury.

Kirby Ellis, a Maine licensed forester with a WoodWISE endorsement, has been retained to undertake the inventory.

As part of the inventory, small aluminum tags will be affixed to the town-owned trees. The tags cannot harm the trees are necessary to ensure proper identification and mapping.

Any wishing additional information about the project may contact Dr. Kenneth Woodbury at the PCEDC Office at 564-3638.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.