The season is getting colder and times are tougher than ever this year.

Efforts are made each year to make sure Mainers are able to stay warm in our cold months with frigid temperatures. More and more families are relying on the kindness and generosity of others to help bridge the gap for needs to make ends meet.

On Second Street in Hallowell, a unique tree can be found, a hat tree! Hung on the branches with care are warm winter hats in Ziplock bags that are free for the taking.

This is also a smart move during the pandemic. It doesn't get any more "no-contact" than plucking a hat from a tree.

The original photo was shared by Susan MacPherson on Facebook, here.

This is a fantastic idea and at this time it appears that the mad tree hatter is an anonymous resident.

Think we could see more hat trees pop up around the state? Perhaps mitten trees and sock trees too?

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