WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Forestry Board is sponsoring a contest to find the largest black walnut tree in Washington County, Board Chairman John Clatterbaugh said.
In 1984, the black walnut tree was named the official tree of Washington County, said Clatterbaugh, head of the volunteer board.
He said he hopes the contest will find that the largest black walnut tree in Maryland is in Washington County.
Presently, the largest reported black walnut tree in Maryland is in Anne Arundel County, he said. That tree is more than 21 feet in circumference, 92 feet high and has a crown spread of 102 feet, he said.