Join award winning author and photographer Tim Palmer who will present a slide show based on his 2018 book, Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches, published by Penn State University Press. With stunning photographs taken throughout the range of the Eastern Hemlock and American Beech, the author shows the irreplaceable beauty of these magnificent trees, and he explains the invasion of exotic insects and pathogens that are tragically decimating one of the most beloved forest types in eastern America. Still hopeful, Palmer writes, “The efforts to protect and restore these forests provide guidance, motivation, and inspiration to better care for our forests everywhere.” This program is part of a partnership between Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
About the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, responsible for preserving, documenting, and interpreting Pennsylvania’s diverse history and making this history accessible to the public. PHMC is a multi-service public history agency, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all located in Harrisburg, as well as historic sites and museums located throughout the Commonwealth, known collectively as the Pennsylvania Trails of History.