The Life of Trees

Schedule and Location

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$64.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Take a journey through a tree, from roots to leaves. From the moment it sprouts, a tree does amazing things in order to grow and thrive. Find out how a tree works, how it changes each season and throughout its life stages, and what its role is in its habitat. You will inspect tree parts up close, under a microscope, and venture out onto the grounds to observe trees in their habitat. End the day by learning some of the fascinating ways trees interact with each other and with other living things. You’ll learn answers to these questions, and many more!

  • Do trees breathe? Do they talk?
  • Why do trees grow so tall?
  • Does a tree grow from the trunk, or from its branches?
  • How do trees know when to leave out in the spring?
  • Why do leaves change color and fall off in autumn?

This interactive class is great for naturalists, nature-lovers, gardeners, and stewards alike!

Instructor: Donna Danielson, horticulturist
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Bring a sack lunch. Limit 16

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