Doug Still, creator of This Old Tree radio show and podcast, visited Truro in January to research Truro Vineyard’s Chinese Mulberry Tree in front of the colonial house once owned by the Hughes family.
Mr. Still has generously agreed to present his research and findings on the origin of this magnificent tree, the Hughes family, and life in mid-nineteenth century Truro.
Douglas Still is an ISA Certified Arborist and This Old Tree is a radio show and podcast about the world’s most famous and beloved trees. Old trees are awe inspiring links to the past that fire our historical imagination. Ever wonder what their stories are? Seasoned arborist and amateur historian Doug Still interviews local experts, historians, and regular folks to celebrate the myths and uncover the real tales. If you’re a tree lover, join in to look “beyond the plaque” at heritage trees and the human stories behind them.