TheDCH Winter Lecture Series - The Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday Trees, with Nancy Ross Hugo


Feb 6, 2013
07:00 PM until 08:00 PM


 In Seeing Trees, Nancy Ross Hugo shares some of the secrets she and photographer Robert Llewellyn discovered in their intense, two-year investigation of the seeds, catkins, cones, flowers, resting buds, emerging leaves, and other small phenomena usually overlooked on backyard trees.  She argues these intimate details are as exciting to watch and worthy of viewing as roses or peonies, and that by becoming more familiar with them, observers will better appreciate both the ecological services and landscape value of trees. Nancy emphasizes the importance of planting long-lived, legacy trees and argues that trees make the best landscape investments.  With images by Llewellyn, Nancy illustrates why some tree species, including redbud, American beech, southern magnolia, red maple, walnut, gingko, tulip poplar, and even the much-maligned sweet gum, make particularly fine subjects for viewing.  From pollination droplets of the ginkgo to the sticky surfaces of female walnut flowers, striking tree features can be found not just in forests but in backyard and roadside trees within easy reach of anyone willing to look for them.

This Winter Lecture Series is provides inspiration and expert advice to make your home environment more attractive and your gardening experience more enjoyable. No experience necessary: just bring your enthusiasm for gardens and gardening.  Also February 13, 20 and 27. Series sponsored by the Delaware Grounds Management Association. Event sponsored by Kerns Brothers Tree Service.


Members/$10 ($30 for series); Non-members/$15 ($45 for series)


View map Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE

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