Nashville and Middle Tennessee have such a rich culture and history. And we know this through the books we read and the people who remember. But what often times people forget are the trees that witnessed history happen. One of the coolest things about historical trees is their ability to witness so much history and still stand tall and majestic. In many cases, these aged branches are the only living reminiscence of a piece in history, and they can show us glimpses of history we would not know otherwise. Trees like the Witness Tree and the Battle of Nashville Basket Oak Tree are considered to be two of those trees and have since been inducted into the Tennessee Tree Registry for that very reason.
But that’s not the only publicity these two trees have gotten lately. The Witness Tree and Basket Oak are featured in a new book, Trees of Tennessee, which was released within the last few months. This coffee-table style of book is filled with colorful photos of their branches and leaves, and information about the beautiful trees within Tennessee’s state borders.
The Parke Company understands the importance of preserving and raising awareness for heritage and historic trees, which is why they helped create this 128-page book. Covering 68 notable trees, the team at the Parke Company assisted the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council in publishing the book. The Parke Company works hard at caring for these historic trees and the branches and leaves within them.
Interested in purchasing a book? Though you can’t buy the book through the Parke Company, the book is available in a few different places. In addition, proceeds go to TUFC programs for urban forests throughout Tennessee. Want to know about the Parke Company’s effort to support Tennessee’s historic trees and urban forestry or think you might have a tree on your property with historical significance? Contact them today to learn more!