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$29.95, 6 x 9, softcover, 272 pages, full color images, index
ISBN: 978-1-937721-87-9
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Publication date: October 4, 2022

Big Trees of Northern New England

Short Hikes to the Biggest Trees in Northern Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

by Kevin Martin

Big Trees of Northern New England directs you on over 50 hikes, bikes, or paddles to find over 150 of the largest trees on public lands, both in the countryside and in the cities. MAINE trips include ancient hemlocks near the coast and red spruce along the Appalachian Trail. NEW HAMPSHIRE has its yellow birch in Franconia Notch, one of the country’s biggest eastern white pines in Tamworth, and a great tour of trees in Portsmouth. VERMONT includes a red pine in the Northeast Kingdom that competes for National Champion status and a giant red oak in Burlington. MASSACHUSETTS has several great tours of white pines and a small-town walk in Westford to see the state champion shagbark hickory and black oak.

There are a large variety of trips, from easy to adventurous, for all ages and abilities. Includes maps, GPS coordinates, and clear directions to help you find the trees.

-A great way to get outside with the family for some exercise

-A good teaching tool about the benefits trees provide for us and wildlife

-Learn to identify tree types and how Big Trees are measured

-Learn the history of the land they are on and how people are connected with the trees on that land

-An impressive natural reward at the end for those who enjoy geo-caching

Reader’s Comments

“In changing times, these big trees remind us to stand tall, that we are stronger than we think, and to sway with the wind. Spending time among them renews our spirit and connects us to something greater than ourselves. So, pack a lunch, choose a path, and immerse yourself under the protective canopy of one of nature’s greatest sentinels.”

—Mary Tebo Davis, NH Big Tree Program Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension

“Kevin’s guide offers a fun way to track down some of northern New England’s most impressive—and hard to find—big trees.”

—Greg Jordan, County Forester, Chair, NH Tree Farm Committee

About the Author

Author and outdoorsman Kevin Martin has been a wooden boat builder for over thirty years, served on his town’s Conservation Commission and the Lamprey River Advisory Committee. He lives with his wife Kim on the banks of the Lamprey River and often takes his eight grandchildren with him into the woods to visit Big Trees. Visit his website at kevinmartin.wcha.org to learn more.