Jean Bronson was armed with a sheaf of detailed notes about trees for the Great Mountain Forest’s (GMF) display at the Weekend in Norfolk festival, Aug. 2 through 4.

On Sunday, Aug. 4, she referred to her notes as visitors tried to match tree bark samples to names of trees.

As a reporter hove into earshot, Bronson was telling a group that Connecticut is the world’s largest producer of witch hazel.

There were 17 bark samples on the table. They were: black cherry, gray birch, red spruce, American hophornbeam, red oak, white pine, clack birch, yellow birch...