Huge gift hands forest in Cobequid Hills to Nature Conservancy
CH, Dec 14, 2017
Over a long career as a surgeon in Truro, George Cook and the wife he met at one of those Welsh dances, Phyllis Thomas, acquired 361 hectares of hardwood land in the Cobequid Hills. Having grown up in Urbania, Hants County, with a woodsman father, Cook relished the rattling power of a chainsaw in his hands and the silence that followed shutting it off.
“There’s a place there by the foundations of an old farm from which you can look out all the way to Malagash and across the (Northumberland) Strait to P.E.I,” said Steven.
George Cook died last April after 92 years on this earth…The brothers in the end made the call to donate the land to the Nature Conservancy of Canada
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