Healthy N.S. beech trees spell hope

beech “While walking in the Lambs Lake Nature Reserve, near Annapolis Royal, I spied a large, old-growth beech tree. Its massive girth caught my eye first (I could reach only about halfway around it), but its smooth bark is what made me look twice. In that tree’s genetic makeup, I knew, there lay a rare and special genetic trait.” Read more of Jamie Simpson’s article about our once common beech.

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