Join us as Author Kevin Martin presents: BIG TREES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE: Short Hikes to the Biggest Trees in New Hampshire from the Seacoast to the North Country. Kevin shares stories of big trees around the state, along with information about their history, management, and caretaking. His presentation brings you through the woods and throughout New Hampshire to find these impressive living parts of our landscape.
His book features 28 hikes across the state to the largest trees and some interesting facts such as: the state’s largest northern white cedars in Clarksville that have been marked by bears for generations and the horse chestnut in Portsmouth that was planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Did you know that New Hampshire has several national champion Big Trees? Kevin will show and discuss the state’s biggest trees and also discuss one of his earliest Big Tree finds right here in Atkinson.
Following Kevin’s presentation, Tim Dziechowski from the Atkinson Conservation Commission give a brief overview about the history of the Sawyer Town Forest. Did you know for example that there was a huge forest fire in Atkinson in 1947 which burned the west side of town?
Copies of Kevin’s book available after the presentation for those interested in purchase.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kevin Martin has been a wooden boat builder for over thirty years, and served on his town’s Conservation Commission. He lives on the banks of the Lamprey River with his wife and often takes his eight grandchildren with him into the forest to visit Big Trees.
*This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library.