Arboretum Course Series Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Trees are the dominant plant type of New England, with forests covering much of the land area. This series of courses will address identification, natural history of individual species, forest ecology, the best trees and shrubs for fall color, check out the big trucks and specialized equipment used to care for our trees, and take a guided tour of our landscape,ablaze with color, and seed propagation. Since understanding today’s forests requires familiarity with their history, you will review the changing landscape from the Ice Age through European settlement. You will learn to identify native New England trees and their habitats; recognize different aged stands including pioneer, second growth, and other growth; and become familiar with the forest communities of the northeastern temperate region, considering the natural and human disturbances that produce the different forest associations. You will visit a variety of forest types during the two Saturday field trips. The fee for all six sessions is $204 for members and $240 for nonmembers. Offered in collaboration with the New England Wild Flower Society.

Date: October 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Date: October 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Date: October 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Date : October 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Date: October 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Date: October 25, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Arnold Arboretum.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
John Walkey
September 29, 2008
Boston Urban Forest Coalition
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory