The one-hour documentary uses vintage images, new footage, and aerial views to tell the 4-century story of the eastern white pine's highly significant contribution to America's founding and history. The white pine's importance to wildlife and people is related by famed bear biologist Lynn Rogers of Minnesota, Trinity College neuroscientist Susan Masino, and nationally known old-growth forest expert Bob Leverett.
The event's organizers are planning a multi-sensory experience, where attendees will be able to experience white pines via their senses of sight, touch, smell, and even taste.
Following the film, there will be a Q&A session in the theater with a panel comprised of Bob Leverett, co-author of the Sierra Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast; Trinity professor Susan Masino; botanist Jared Lockwood; and naturalist/filmmaker Ray Asselin.
More screenings of the film are scheduled for other venues beginning in December; they will be announced on this blog.
More information and a short trailer can be found in our September 7, 2019 post (click here).
|Bob Leverett, Among White Pines|