Great trees of New Brunswick, authored by David Palmer and Tracy Glynn, is a best seller inside the province!
It’s also been making headlines. The Kings County Record recently wrote about the newly-released second edition and the Great Trees selected within Kings County.
Journalist Josh Lewis focused in on a particular sugar maple, known as the “slow-growing devil” that once acted as a beacon for pilots. “It’s not known how old it is because that would require drilling to the tree’s centre,” Lewis wrote.
Corinne Fitzherbert, from the The Victoria Star, wrote about “Perth-Andover’s most famous tree, known to many as the ‘royal’ oak.” The article, “Royal oak’s roots will remain a mystery: co-author” was published June 26, 2019.
According to the first Great Trees edition, the royal oak tree started from an acorn picked up from Windsor Castle, England, in the late 1800s.
Fitzherbert also wrote about the Aroostook Eastern White Pine, the Tobique white birch, a silver maple near Saint-Leonard, the Kintore Red Spruce and the Kintore White Spruce.
In “Authors launch second edition of Great Trees book,” published Wednesday, June 19, The Miramichi Leader wrote about the book launch at the Newcastle Public Library.
CBC’s Shift had co-authors Palmer and Glynn on the program to discuss the book.
“I think we all have those stories, where we think of a tree we grew up with,” Glynn told host Colleen Kitts-Goguen. Listen to the full interview here.
CTV reporter Jessica Ng, in her segment on the benefits of planting trees to mitigate the effects of climate change, interviewed Palmer about the effects of clear cutting in the province.
“We could and should be protecting more of our natural forests in its natural condition,” Palmer said.
Watch that segment here.