Tree Society hosts The Big Tree Challenge
The colossal Comfort Maple, in Pelham, Ontario is, at an estimated 500 to 540 years old, widely believed to be “the oldest and finest sugar maple tree in Canada.”
Slumbering for years in the woods near Creemore, is the sugar maple pictured here. While it is not as large nor as old as the Comfort Maple, the gator in the picture suggests just how massive it is.
How old do you think it might be?
The Tree Society of Creemore and the property owners invite you to guess the age of the tree. To submit a guess, email your name, phone number and your estimate of the age of the tree in years to The Tree Society at TSOCmembershipdrive@gmail.com. One guess per person, please.
The person who most closely guesses the age of the tree will be entitled to a guided tour with his or her family through the path in the woods to view this magnificent tree, and will also win a free membership to the Tree Society of Creemore for 2021.
The contest is open until midnight, Saturday November 14. The winner will be announced in The Creemore Echo on Friday, Nov. 20.
But wait… there’s more!
Purchase a membership to TSOC for 2021 by the end of November and you will receive an invitation to visit the tree in the spring of 2021. An individual membership costs $10; family membership is $20. Through your membership, you will be contributing towards adding trees to the canopy in Creemore. Membership application and payment by e-transfer may be made to: TSOCmembershipdrive@gmail.com or by contacting Mary Boyd, treasurer, at 705-302-2167.
The Tree Society will soon have a Facebook page. Upcoming events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting co-hosted with CARA will be a feature of this Facebook page. So get busy creating those hats for the hat contest… and check out the Facebook account!
Special thanks are extended to Liz Smith on TSOC who has been the reason that the spring and fall tree planting have gone ahead despite the arrival of COVID. And to Triple J for planting the trees! Stay tuned for further news from the Tree Society.
– Submitted by The Tree Society of Creemore.