by Rachael Wedd
What a lovely windy (as in bendy – the wind came up later in the evening) Sunday afternoon drive it was to David and Di Jenkins property in Bridgetown, for the launch of Rowan Reid’s new book, “Heartwood – The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit”.
Their lovely property on the Blackwood River is the perfect place to launch a book about using timber from your own trees. Down by their dam - and watched by the geese - the guests assembled in the barn handcrafted from wood grown and harvested from their property (apart from a couple of beams). There was a great turnout to welcome Rowan back to the area to hear about (and purchase) his new book and then enjoy the amazing food and drinks provided by everyone for the event.
Arthur Harris gave an eloquent summary of the book, followed by Rowan discussing his background and how the book came to be. Then for those that could stay, it was off to the Jenkins’ bluegum plantation.
Thanks to all that came and to those who more than amply provided for the event!
Photos by Basil Schur