Ever wonder why leaves change color? Why there are different colors and what happens to the green? Why the colors are better some years than other? Or why leaves fall off in the first place?
NRCC is a co-educational opportunity to learn from industry professionals and develop contacts that could lead to future employment and a career in natural resources.
The founder of the National Big Tree Champion Contest is Mr. Fred W. Besley, Maryland’s first State Forester. He established the eligibility rules in 1925, and fifteen years later, American Forests became the official sanctioning organization for the national competition.
Meet Maryland’s first official winner; the Wye Oak of Talbot County, MD. Discover the formula used towards earning points leading to the Wye Oaks’s championship run. Each season, Mr. Besley’s method of measuring big trees is used when crowning national champions in all 50 states. #MrBesleysBigTrees #Established1925