By popular request, there will be a hike to the largest White Ash in Vermont on Saturday July 15 at 9:30 AM. The rain date is Sunday July 16 at 9:30 AM. The tree is located on Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association property off Headwaters Trail in Westminster. Since the tree is not easy to find – unless one has been there before – longtime Pinnacle Association volunteers Arthur and Carol Westing will lead hikers to it. During this free program Arthur Westing, a forester, will discuss the characteristics of a Vermont forest and the factors that affect the health of this truly remarkable specimen, which should be on display in all its leafy glory.
Re-verified at the beginning of 2014 by Windham County Forester Bill Guenther of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, the tree grew in the ten years since its last measurement and charted a circumference of 205.2 inches and a height of 113 feet, thereby beating out two other Westminster giants for the honor of being the largest White Ash in Vermont.
Participants should wear hiking shoes, bring water, and meet at the Westminster West Church to carpool to the trailhead. Please contact the Westings at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and required registration. No dogs, please. Pinnacle is also on Facebook.
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