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The Evolution of Trees: A Walk Through Time

Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

How did the trees we know and love today come to be?  Join us for a walk through 380 million years of tree evolution, using representative trees in the F.R. Newman Arboretum to explore the major stages in the development of modern trees.  Visit trees that have barely changed in over 200 million years and learn about what changes are happening right now. You will also gain insights into the importance of certain trees to various cultures. Walks will be held rain or shine; please dress appropriately for the weather.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Fee: $12 general admission; Free for Botanic Gardens members,  Learn more about Membership here.

Instructors:  David Weinstein, Forest Ecologist and Senior Research Associate Emeritus from Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, and Christina Stark, Senior Extension Associate Emerita, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Location:  Meet inside the Forest Home Drive entrance to the Arboretum, near the Flat Rock area and Plant Production Facility. Parking nearby. Click here for a Google Map showing the meeting location.

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Additional dates:

Sunday, August 13, 2-3:30 pm

Sunday, September 10, 2-3:30 pm

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$12 general admission; Free for Botanic Gardens members

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Kevin Moss

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(607) 254-7430

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