Field Course: What Do Trees Know?

  • April 07, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Boone County Arboretum 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, KY 41091

Organization: Boone County Arboretum

The Council is pleased to announce that Venerable Trees is partnering with Boone County Arboretum to offer a unique educational field course on understanding trees and forests.

This Field Course is focused on our new understanding of trees and forests. We know that trees are highly connected to each other, and to other organisms in their community in complex networks of chemistry and information. Trees know and care for their babies. Trees fight back against their enemies and nurture their friends. Trees have exquisite knowledge of their environment and constantly adjust their behavior to live an optimal life. Are they intelligent? That is an open question.

In this Field Course, we will observe the behavior of trees and their interactions with other organisms to explore this question: What do trees know? We will get down and dirty, digging up roots, dissecting logs, and experiencing the lives of trees. This course requires no prior knowledge of biology or tree identification.

The cost is $30 per person. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome, and there is no charge for children under 18. Dogs are not allowed.

For more information and to register click here. 

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