|New Hampshire virgin white pines|
If you look at a forested hillside almost anywhere in the northeast, you'll probably see eastern white pines poking up through the canopy and towering over the surrounding trees. We tend to take those pines for granted; they're just part of the natural landscape.
And that story is told in "Eastern White Pine - the Tree Rooted in American History", our one-hour documentary film that uses vintage images, current footage, and soaring aerial
views to tell the
4-century tale of the pine's critical contribution to
America's founding and history. You may be surprised to learn how the white pine is woven through the fabric of this country's formation.
Today, the white pine still is economically important, but it's much appreciated for its ecological role too. A number of wildlife species are dependent on pines; some are described in the film, from birds to bears.
Prior to the film, at 1pm, there will be a pine forest walk nearby. A Q&A session follows the film. Details are available here.
It'll be an interesting day. We hope to see you there!