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New England Forests Film: Eastern White Pine – The Tree Rooted in American History

December 4, 2019—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


In colonial American times, stately eastern white pines were among the most valuable trees on the planet. They were an imposing presence in the primeval forests of eastern North America.

This new documentary film tells the story of our native white pine, and the significant part it played in America’s founding and history, using archival footage, stunning photography, and aerial views.  It also answers such questions as:

  • Why were these pines so valuable?
  • How were these pines important to the lives of the first settlers?
  • What role did they play in the the American War of Independence, and founding of the US?
  • What is the status of this great tree species today?
  • How is it important to wildlife?
  • Why is walking among white pines in the forest good for you?
  • What is the tallest living thing in the northeastern United States?
  • Is there any hope of seeing these trees as they once were, 400 years ago?

Find the answers to these questions and more in the newest film by the makers of The Lost Forests of New England, Eastern White Pine … the tree rooted in American history. Learn more and watch the trailer.

Wednesday, December 4, 7 – 8:30pm
Screening followed by panel with filmmakers Ray Asselin and Bob Leverett
Suggested donation $5, registration appreciated


December 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment