UMaine Extension to Lead Trip to Award-Winning West Baldwin Tree Farm

Contact: Amy Witt, ( 207) 780-4205

Note: “Jo” is the correct spelling of Mr. Pierce’s first name.

WEST BALDWIN, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension offer a tour of the nationally acclaimed Pierce Tree Farm in West Baldwin on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 noon.  Jo and Kathy Pierce will lead the tour of their farm which includes white pine/red oak forest along with typical trees that grow with them. Jo willidentify the various tree species and will also talk about invasive species.  The farm has been in the same family for six generations and the trees vary in age up to 200 years.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. Please call the UMaine Extension office in Cumberland County at 800-287-1471 (in Maine) or (207) 780-4205 before Friday, September 4.

This tour is an organized outing of the Maine Tree Club, an educational outreach program established by UMaine Extension, the Maine Forest Service and the Pine Tree State Arboretum. The club is designed to teach people, young and old, how to identify 50 trees of Maine over a two-year period, to teach participants how to best care for trees on their property and in their community, and to help people to better understand the importance of trees to Maine, their ecosystems and their economy. UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.