SWCD searching for largest white oak tree in Pike County | chillicothegazette.com | Chillicothe Gazette
June 28, 2009
In an effort to encourage landowners and others interested in trees, the Pike Soil and Water Conservation District is conducting a contest in search of the largest white oak tree in Pike County.
On a statewide basis, the Ohio Division of Forestry, in cooperation with the International Paper Co., conducts the state Big Tree Program. According to the division, the national Big Tree Registry of 826 big trees is maintained by American Forests, a conservation organization based in Washington, D.C.
On the local level, the goal of the district's program is to engage individuals with an interest in Ohio's forest resource in the search of the largest white oak tree, and to reward the individual who finds the largest specimen of this particular species.