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Witness Tree: The Book

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Witness Tree Book CoverThe Witness Tree book and blog project is an intimate look at the human and natural history of a single, 100-year-old red oak tree at the Harvard Forest, led by 2014-2015 Bullard Fellow and award-winning newspaper journalist Lynda Mapes.

Lynda's book, Witness Tree, was published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2017 and is now available in paperback via the University of Washington Press.

Lynda also created a rich archive of posts on her Witness Tree Blog, detailing her discoveries as the book unfolded, and bringing readers along in her life as a journalist embedded at the Harvard Forest. 

Red Oak Foliage

The Witness Tree

Lynda interviewing John O'Keefe





Watch the Witness Tree film, produced by Patrick Wellever and colleagues at the MIT Knight Science Journalism program: