February 21, 2008
Renowned photographer and environmental activist Tom Zetterstrom will discuss “The American Elm & Streetscape Design.” As a community forester, Zetterstrom has studied the science and history of public tree plantings in New England and will include in his talk images from Litchfield’s rich 200 year history of tree planting and protection.
He will focus on the selective reintroduction of large canopy American elms, along with other species in town centers and historic public spaces. These disease resistant American elms have been rigorously tested by the National Arboretum and are becoming the keystone tree in diverse and sustainable ‘Smart Treescape’ design.
All those interested in preserving, maintaining and enhancing Litchfield’s famous treescapes are urged to attend this informational presentation. The event is at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, at 1pm, and is open to the public.
For more information, visit The American Elm & Streetscape Design.