Time is running out to submit your nomination for Geauga County’s Biggest American Beech! The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently seeking nominations for this year’s BIG TREE Contest! The 2018 featured tree species is the American Beech(Fagus grandifolia), honoring its significance to Ohio’s forests and its importance to wildlife. With the recent discovery of Beech Leaf Disease in northeast Ohio, locating our biggest beech trees can foster awareness and future research.
This voluntary contest promotes the beauty and benefits provided by our county’s biggest and oldest trees, along with their contributions to clean water and healthy soil. Participants must submit a nomination form to Geauga SWCD no later than Tuesday, July 31st at 3:30 p.m. Please email your nomination to [email protected] or submit in person or through the mail to the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, PO Box 410, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021. For guidelines, a nomination form, and more information, visit Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District or contact Gail Prunty at 440.834.1122 or [email protected]. It’s time to head to the beech!