Tree Quest Program April 22


April 11, 2024 

Earth Day Presentation Features Author Tony Fredericks  

YORK, PA – Author Anthony D. Fredericks will speak at Martin Library in York at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22. The Earth Day presentation centers on some of the oldest trees in the United States. Fredericks will share firsthand accounts and scientific details from his latest book, “In Search of the Old Ones: An Odyssey among Ancient Trees.” He will answer audience questions and sign books during the free event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and an autograph for those interested. Registration is requested for the event at

“Tony is a captivating storyteller in person and throughout the pages of his books,” says York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert. “We are delighted that he will be at Martin Library to share his journey in search of the country’s oldest trees.” 

Published by Smithsonian books in 2023, “In Search of the Old Ones: An Odyssey among Ancient Trees” introduces readers to trees with intriguing stories. These include a 2,628-year-old bald cypress in the Black River of North Carolina and the 1,200-year-old Seven Sisters Oak in Louisiana that has survived in the path of at least ten major hurricanes. 

“We have collaborated on numerous literary adventures with Tony over the years, and he is the ideal program presenter for Earth Day” says Martin Library Director Mina Edmondson. “Our members always enjoy the way he shares his in-depth knowledge of science and nature in such an engaging way.” 

Anthony D. Fredericks is Professor Emeritus of Education at York College of Pennsylvania. He has published over 180 adult nonfiction and children’s books, including “The Secret Life of Clams,” “Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor,” and “Desert Night, Desert Day.” He has also written for Psychology Today, High Country News, Hawaii Magazine, and other publications. An educator for nearly 50 years, he has taught science workshops, made natural history presentations, and led field trips throughout North America. 

Martin Library is at 159 E. Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. Serving the community since 1935, it is one of York County’s oldest libraries and is a branch of York County Libraries. Martin Library is recognized as a PA Forward Gold Star library for its outstanding provision of programs and resources to community members. Martin Library also holds the distinguished honor of being the first library to receive the Library of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Library Association.  



Deb Sullivan
Community Relations Director
York County Libraries
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Mina Edmondson
Martin Library
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