Tantramar Tantramar Acadian

Copper

Entrance to
Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre,
182 Main Street, Sackville, N.B.

COPPER BEECH
1930s

When the new Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre was built in 2003 care was taken to preserve this particularly fine specimen of a Copper Beech tree. In 2005 the tree was estimated to be about 65 to 70 years old by the use of dendrochronology.

This location was previously the site of the Department of Agriculture's Animal Pathology Station, but prior to that, in the 1930s, it housed what was known as "The Dominion Seed Branch"; it is possible that the tree was planted by someone working at that organization.

Copper Beeches are not native and are quite unusual in this area.

COPPER BEECH

FAGUS SYLVATICA PURPUREA

THE MOST DISTINCTIVE OF THE FEW
EUROPEAN BEECHES IN THE SACKVILLE
AREA, THIS HANDSOME TREE WAS
PLANTED IN THE 1930S WHEN THE
DOMINION SEED BRANCH HAD A
STATION ON THIS SITE

plaque
Marker unveiled on Arbor Day, 19 May 2005.
For further information see Paul Bogaard, "Sackville's own Copper Beech", Sackville Tribune-Post , 18 May 2005, p.17.

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