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The Witness Tree by Lynda Mapes

Witness Tree Lynda V. Mapes is an environmental reporter for the Seattle Times and spent a year at the Harvard Forest in Massachusetts, where she studied a century old oak tree while writing the book, The Witness Tree. ¬† Surveyors in the 18th century would use an outstanding or unique tree in a stand of timber as a landmark from which to measure out boundaries…a witness tree. As a newspaper reporter, Mapes was looking for a fresh way to tell…