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All Things Maine

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

812,809 Trees in 42 Years

If you've ever driven through Bangor, you've probably seen Rolland Perry's handiwork. In his 42 years as city forester, he planted 812,809 trees. Perry retired late last month, a few trees shy of his million-sapling goal.
If Bangor ever had a Johnny Appleseed, the Hampden resident would have to be it.

You don't have to look hard to see Perry's legacy in the city.

Just drive down any tree-lined residential street, or visit one of the city's four public forests, namely the 654-acre City Forest off Kittredge Road, 28-acre Brown Woods off Ohio Street, 35-acre Prentiss Woods on Grandview Avenue, and the 70-acre Essex Woods on Essex Street. [Link]
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