The Mariana Islands are rich with native trees that have provided food, medicine, shelter and countless other necessities for thousands of years. These natural resources continue to thrive and serve the people of these islands. A revised edition of the late Lynn Raulerson and Agnes F. Reinhart’s book Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands offers readers images and valuable information about 102 trees and shrubs that can be found around Guam and the Marianas. The book will be launched at UOG’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Building on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10 a.m., followed by a plant identification tour around the campus.
Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands was originally published by Raulerson and Reinhart in 1991. With support from the Raulerson Living Trust, the College of Natural & Applied Sciences Cooperative Extension & Outreach partnered with the University of Guam Press to republish a revised edition including updated photographs, plant names and information.
The book is intended to serve as a guide to help the general public, school children, developers, and tourists identify, propagate/maintain, and learn about the natural history and uses of some of the more important trees and shrubs of the Mariana Islands. This revised edition is printed to function as a field guide, with durable, laminated pages to withstand varying weather conditions.
Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands will be available for sale at the launch for $20 per book. The launch will also include a plant identification tour led by Frank Camacho, a member of the Raulerson Living Trust and an associate professor of Biology at UOG, as well as Claudine Camacho, who graduated from the Biology Program at the University of Guam in 1991. Claudine Camacho has more than 27 years of experience as an environmental consultant including floristic surveys in the Mariana Islands with Raulerson. Local produce will be provided as refreshments at the launch courtesy of UOG Triton Farm.
For more information, please contact UOG Press Managing Editor Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero at (671)735-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.