The Nature of Oaks

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM 

LSU Hilltop Arboretum

11855 Highland Road

Attire: Come as you are

Tickets

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Description

In celebration of Arbor Day 2022 the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum Annual Symposium will focus on the Oaks, a keystone native tree species, in two Zoom presentations you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. The first talk The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees will feature Dr. Douglas Tallamy on January 26, 2022 from 6-7pm.  What many people may not know is that oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. Dr. Tallamy will reveal what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, he will illuminate and celebrate the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. Tallamy’s talk will inspire you to treasure oak trees and to act to nurture and protect them. The second lecture Tree Guru Talks Oaks will feature Scott Courtright on January 28, 2022 from 6-7pm.  Scott will discuss the diversity of our native red and white oak trees, site conditions required to successful grow them, and how to take care of them from seedlings to maturity. Native Oak trees and books about oaks will be available for purchase online with curbside pick-up from January 28 – February 4, 2022.

The Venue

LSU Hilltop Arboretum

11855 Highland Road

Contact

Name: Amy Hughes
Address:11855 Highland Road Baton Rouge LA 70810
Phone: 2257676916
Email: hilltop@lsu.edu

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Friends of Hilltop Arboretum