The City of Stow along with the Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor its First Annual Big Tree Contest in 2013, according to City of Stow’s website.
Contestants can submit a nomination for a tree they believe might be the largest in the City of Stow. Then, qualified district personnel will measure the trees to determine the winner based on requirements of the Ohio Division of Forestry. The tree could be Summit County’s winner or winners may even be submitted for the Ohio Big Tree Program as a state champion.
The rules to the contest are as follows: the nominated tree must be located in Stow; a tree may only be nominated once, the first nomination received will be entered in the contest; the tree does not have to be on the property of the nominator, but nominators must have permission of the landowner and qualified personnel will measure all nominated trees and the decision of the district will be final.
Prizes will be awarded at the District’s annual meeting in the fall. Prizes include a $25 coupon to be used for the district’s 2014 tree seedling sale and a plaque with the winning tree’s statistics.
For more information, visit the City of Stow’s website, www.stow.oh.us. For direct questions to City of Stow Landscape Arborist, call 330-689-5121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.