The Maryland Big Tree Program is associated with the Department of Natural Resources Forest Service, which provides technical assistance when needed. The MBTP is sponsored by the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards, which provide major policy guidance. Mr. Bennett prepares a monthly report to the Cecil County Forestry Board, which includes number of trees measured each month, the number of miles traveled, expenses, and issues that have arisen. THIS IS A TOTALLY VOLUNTEER-BASED PROGRAM!
Click here to enter the MD Big Tree site to learn more about the program.
The Eastern Cottonwood in Baldwin, Baltimore County (depicted in the image on the right) was nominated in 2017 and became Maryland State Champion. (Can you find the person standing at the tree’s base?)
Click here for details about this Champion Tree in Baltimore County.
How to Measure a Big Tree Video, 2:19 minutes, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources