In honor of Eden’s bicentennial, the Eden Conservation Board is holding a contest to identify the largest tree species located in the Town of Eden.
1. The tree must be located within the Township of Eden (one tree per person).
2. All entrants must be Eden residents (students and adults).
3. The location of the tree must be specified, with the name and address of the property owner.
4. The species of the tree must be given along with the circumference (in inches) measured at 4 feet above grade.
5. The completed entry form* must be submitted by the person who is entering the contest; all information must be provided. Total access to the property must be allowed to verify the tree species and measurement.
6. Mail entries to: Bob Stievater, 8374 Sisson Hwy., Eden, NY 14057 OR Mike Byrnes, 2275 Derby Rd., Eden, NY 14057.
7. All entries must be postmarked by August 30, 2012. (Date extended)
Note: No tree can be selected that was a winner in the past contest in 2004.
WINNERS: There will be ten (10) winners for ten different species of trees. Winners will be notified by mail and be present at a formal presentation during the Board Meeting on September 12th. Each winner will receive a framed photo of the tree and recipient, a bicentennial pin and $5.00 Dairy Queen certificate. Winners will be selected by members of the Eden Conservation Board.
QUESTIONS? Call Bob Stievater at 855-2000 (9-4) or Mike Byrnes at 992-9402.
*Copies of the entry form are also available at the Eden Police Station, Boys and Girls Club, Eden Shur Fine and the Eden Public Library.