SANGERVILLE, Maine — The Sangerville Community Forest Committee started its reforestation of the town’s Bean Hill Woodlot on May 5, and is asking for volunteers on Mother’s Day, May 12, to help plant 1,500 seedlings and saplings.
A $9,925 Project Canopy grant from the Maine Forest Service of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry was used to purchase 1,475 soft and hard wood trees.
Volunteers are needed to plant the 500 black spruce, 450 sugar maple, 200 red oak, 50 white oak, 150 burr oak, 25 black cherry, 50 butternut and 50 chestnut seedlings and saplings. All those wishing to help should meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Bean Hill woodlot on Bean Hill Road in Sangerville. Bring a shovel, hand clipper, lunch and water.
The Piscataquis County Economic Development Council assisted the town of Sangerville in submitting the Project Canopy grant.
Anyone needing additional information may call Forest Committee Chairman Bill Rowe at 924-6891.