All About Trees

"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more." Ralph Waldo Emerson  

We hope you've enjoyed our lineup of informative programs about trees, leading up to the juried 
Trees of West Hartford (Connecticut) Art Show running now through the end of February, 2020. Thirty artists are represented, selected from over 110 entries. 
Series funding provided by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Public Library Foundation.
AWARDS! On Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7PM to 8PM, there was an Awards Reception for the Trees of West Hartford art show in the Noah Webster Library Gallery, 20 South Main Street. The work of three artists, selected by a jury, were awarded top prizes. The art show runs through February and is viewable whenever the Noah Webster Library is open. Public comments on the show are HERE.

TREES of WEST HARTFORD supporting programs:

 May 30 (Thur.) 2019 at 7:00PM - CHOOSING NATIVE TREES FOR CONNECTICUT LANDSCAPES - UConn's Dr. Carl A. Salsedo on which varieties of Connecticut’s native trees may work best in your surroundings. All who register will be put in a drawing to win a copy of the beautifully illustrated book, "The Hidden Life of Trees" - must be present on May 30 to win. 

• June 6 (Thur.) 2019 at 7:00PM - INSPIRING A LOVE OF TREES: TIPS AND TOOLS FOR CELEBRATING TREES - Learn about tree-centered activities from the award winning national Project Learning Tree program. Presenters are Emma Kravet, Education Director for Connecticut Forest & Park Association and the State Coordinator for the national Project Learning Tree program, and Beth Bernard, Director at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton, Connecticut.

• August 7 (Wed.) 2019 at 7:00PM - THE POETRY OF TREES - Poems about trees will be shared and discussed with Roderick Waterman, adjunct instructor in the English Department at Central Connecticut State University.  Click HERE for a selection of poems to be discussed.

Art Show - Noah Webster Library• September 26 (Thur.) 2019 at 7:00PM - TREES IN ART - How trees have been depicted by artists over time with examples (slides) from the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.

• October 4 (Fri.) 2019 at 4:00PM - DRAWING TREES WITH KAREN ISRAEL 

• October 5 (Sat.) 2019 at 10:30AM - WALKING TOUR WITH ARBORIST JOHN KEHOE - Tree identification tour with John Kehoe, arborist at the University of Connecticut, and formerly the City Forester for the City of Hartford. Approximately 2 hours. This tour is co-sponsored by the John P. Webster Library, First Church, West Hartford. [PDF Flyer] [PHOTOS from the Tree Walk] [VIDEO (70 sec.): Tree Walk with John Kehoe - Lacebark Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)]

• October 17 (Thur.) 2019 at 7:00PM - NOTABLE TREES WITH FRANK KAPUTA - Established in 1985, the Notable Trees project collects and distributes information about Connecticut's largest and most historic trees, both native and introduced. Frank Kaputa, co-chair of the project, will share the history of the project, along with details regarding identifying and measuring trees. This visual presentation will show images and information about Connecticut's largest trees, as well as highlighting West Hartford’s notable trees.

• November 18 (Mon.) 2019 at 7:00PM - ONE WORLD LECTURE: THE NOT-SO-SECRET LIFE OF TREES -  Presented by Dr. Marlyse Duguid, Lecturer & Research Scientist, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. AUDIO of the full lecture: https://youtu.be/59XUyB_sISo

• December 3, 2019 - February 28, 2020 - TREES OF WEST HARTFORD GALLERY SHOW - A juried community art show at the Noah Webster Library Gallery, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut. Co-sponsored by the WeHa Artists Emporium. Newspaper article (with photos) on the Trees of West Hartford Art Show.

PARKING: There is ample library parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage payment kiosks and come directly to the lecture in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.

More rooting for trees:
A Day in the Life of Trees (The New Yorker)
West Hartford's Amazing White Oak Tree (Hartford Courant)
Frequently Asked Questions About West Hartford Trees (Patch.com)
How Trees Talk to Each Other (TED video)
The Ruthless Side of Forests: Fungi (Quanta magazine)
Tons of Acorns? It must be a mast year (theconversation.com)
Avid tree chronicler, who recorded thousands in Connecticut, dies at 95 (Hartford Courant)

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