Trees of West Hartford - Choosing Native Trees for CT Landscapes (NWL)

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Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Age Group: Adult, Teen
Registration for this event is no longer open.


Dr. Carl A. Salsedo will share 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 BELOW.  The names of everyone registered will be included in a drawing to win a copy of the beautifully-illustrated book, "The Hidden Life of Trees" — you must be present to win! It's a tree-mendous book!

Dr. Carl A. Salsedo Extension Educator-Sustainable and Environmental Horticulture has been with UConn Extension since 1975. He has worked with the nursery, green house, garden center and green industries as well as the Master Gardener programs. He completed a series on Connecticut Public Television entitled “Gardening with Nature,” five vignettes taped on location in his own yard in Burlington, Connecticut, that promote sustainable practices within the suburban landscape. He has lived and gardened on a Burlington hillside since 1977, creating a garden that is part of the Garden Conservatory’s Open Days Program. In 2011 he purchased a 54-acre farm in western Massachusetts, which is becoming his largest landscape project yet.

This program is made possible with generous funding from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest.

TREES OF WEST HARTFORD Supporting Programs
• May 30 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Carl A. Salsedo on “Choosing Native Trees for Connecticut Landscapes”
• June 6 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Emma Kravet and Beth Bernard on “Inspiring a Love of Trees”
• August 7 [Wednesday, 7PM]
     Roderick Waterman on “The Poetry of Trees”
• September 26 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Wadsworth Atheneum with “Trees in Art”
• October 4 [Friday, 4PM]
     Karen Israel on “Drawing Trees Using Charcoal and Pastel”
• October 17 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Frank Kaputa on “Notable Trees in Connecticut (and West Hartford)”
• November 18 [Monday, 7:00PM]
     One World Lecture - "The Not-So-Secret Life of Trees"
• Dec. 3, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2020
     Trees of West Hartford – Juried Art Exhibition

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.

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