Let's Talk Trees: The Great Trees of Fredericton
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About the Event
New Brunswick is home to more than five billion trees, many native to the Acadian forest and some exotics introduced by settlers. Woods-loving New Brunswickers who enjoy getting out and about will enjoy listening to long-time forester and bestselling author, David Palmer, talk about the Acadian forest and some of the “champion” trees in Fredericton. In addition to fun tree trivia, you will hear heartfelt stories from New Brunswickers who share a deep appreciation for nature and information on how our changing climate will affect the trees we love.
David Palmer was born in Nanaimo, BC and grew up in Victoria, where he attended UVIC and obtained a BA in Geography. During the summers, he worked for the BC Parks Branch, re-opening the West Coast Trail, extending trails at Cape Scott, and scouting and mapping sections of the Dewdney Trail. After university, he left Victoria and travelled through Latin America and South America before returning to Canada and settling in Bocabec, NB. There he joined the back-to-the-land movement and worked as a stevedore, carpenter, beekeeper, sawmill labourer, and woods worker before joining the Department of Natural Resources as a seasonal game warden. Still with DNR, he transferred to Fredericton to start UNB’s forestry program, graduating with a Master of Science in Forestry. Following graduation, he obtained employment as general manager of York-Sunbury-Charlotte Forest Products Marketing Board until retirement in 2014. A freelance journalist for Atlantic Forestry Review, he recently co-authored The Great Trees of New Brunswick (2nd edition) with Tracy Glynn. David lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
CONTEST: Submit a photograph and a brief story about a tree that was important in your life to enter a draw for a free copy of David Palmer and Tracy Glynn, The Great Trees of New Brunswick 2nd ed. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 2019). Trees Matter Fredericton gratefully acknowledges CCNB’s donation of a copy of this bestselling guide to the trees of the Acadian forest.
Submit entries by Feb 21, 2021 to TreesMatterFredericton@gmail.com. Selected entries may be posted on the TMF Facebook page or website. The winner’s name will be drawn on February 22 at the end of David Palmer’s tree talk.