Wild Trees book launch

The second edition of Wild Trees in the Cayman Islands was launched with great fanfare at the Brasserie last week.

Written by Fred Burton, and illustrated by Penny Clifford, the compact tome is an invaluable guide to Cayman’s native trees.

Clear and concise, the book allows readers to easily identify native trees and includes an easy to navigate guide to propagating, planting and developing landscapes.

Attended by Governor Stuart Jack, the book launch included an opportunity to meet the authors, representatives from sponsors Appleby, Butterfield Bank and Deloitte, and have copies signed.

The first edition was published in 1997 with a 1,000 copy print run. The book was an instant hit.

It is hoped the second edition will continue to raise awareness on the importance of Cayman’s native trees and stimulate interest and concern for Cayman’s wild vegetation, while encouraging developers to retain more native trees in Cayman’s ever expanding manmade landscape.

Proceeds from the second edition, priced at $25, will benefit the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. Wild Trees In The Cayman Islands is available from the National Trust, located in the South Sound Dart Park off South Church Street.

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