Saturday, October 22, 2011

A tree has been named for me!

I was so thrilled and honored last week when the cofounder of the Eastern Native Tree Society, Bob Leverett, dedicated a giant old white pine as the "Joan Maloof Pine." The tree is at the William Cullen Bryant homestead forest in western Massachusetts it is 11.5 feet in circumference and over 150 feet tall!. I was in Massachusetts to attend the 7th annual Eastern Native Tree Summit. What a great group of people! Here is more info about that organization, and a link:

The Eastern Native Tree Society (ENTS) is a cyberspace interest group devoted to the documentation and celebration of trees and forests of the eastern North America and around the world, through art, poetry, music, mythology, science, medicine, wood crafts, and collecting research data for a variety of purposes. ENTS is the premiere tree measuring group of the eastern forest. ENTS is a discussion forum for people who view trees and forests not just as a crop to be harvested, but also as something of value in their own right.   Membership is open to anyone with an interest in trees living anywhere in the world.

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