MORRILL — Maine will be getting a bit shadier in the future. More than 1,000 trees, representing 75 different species, are being given to Maine municipalities, schools and other non-profit organizations.

The Maine Forest Service says the community tree program is called Project Canopy. Free distribution begins today from Dutton’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Morrill.

Dutton’s is closing operations this year. Rather than wholesaling the remaining stock, its owners have decided to give back to the communities which over the years have supported their business.

Municipalities and organizations that contacted Project Canopy will begin to pick up the trees today.