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The essential reference to the trees of the Acadian forest – at home, at the cottage, and on the river.
New Brunswick, one of eastern Canada's Maritime provinces, is home to more than five billion trees, many native to the Acadian forest and some exotics introduced by settlers. For this new edition of The Great Trees of New Brunswick (the first edition was published in 1987), forester David Palmer and conservationist Tracy Glynn have prepared a book that doubles as an informative guide to the province's native and introduced species and a compendium of "champion" trees, drawn from nominations from all corners of the province.
Divided into sections on hardwoods, softwoods, and exotics and lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs, The Great Trees of New Brunswick features chapters on all thirty-two native species and nine introduced species. Each chapter includes information on the tree's defining features, habitat and uses, as well as photographs and a detailed description of champion trees. Rounding out the book is an introductory essay on the Acadian forest – its history, survival, and future.
Whether you're an avid hiker, outdoors person, or simply someone who wants to know more about the trees of the Acadian forest, you'll find this book to be an essential reference to New Brunswick's forests and its panoply of trees.
David Palmer is a regular contributor to Atlantic Forestry Review. He was the manager of the York, Sunbury and Charlotte County Products Marketing Board from 1988 until 2014.
A native of Miramichi and daughter of a horse-logging father, Tracy Glynn has worked at the Conservation Council of New Brunswick since 2006.