"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most programs are held at the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 S. Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut. Series funding provided by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest. TREES of WEST HARTFORD Programs
• May 30 (Thur.) 2019 at 7:00PM - CHOOSING NATIVE TREES FOR CONNECTICUT LANDSCAPES- Learn from UConn's Dr. Carl A. Salsedo about which varieties of Connecticut’s native trees may work best in your surroundings. Connecticut’s native trees have evolved over thousands of years, and they are good sustainable choices for landscaping. They are also beneficial for insects, butterflies, and other pollinators, while providing habitat (food and shelter) for native wildlife. And native trees also increase our carbon footprint. All of this, while being beautiful and often requiring little maintenance. REGISTER HERE - 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.
• 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 - There has always been a fascination with the idea that trees can be more than just static members of the landscape. This theme repeatedly emerges in pop-culture and is present in contemporary books, films and movies. Are trees sentient; do they feel, smell, hear, remember, communicate? What does the current science tell us about how trees interact with each other and other organisms in the landscape. And what does it mean for the trees in our forests, yards, and landscapes. Presented by Dr. Marlyse Duguid, Lecturer & Research Scientist, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
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.