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Celebrating Trees in an Urban Park

December 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

How high would you guess tree diversity is in urban parks? Booker T. Washington Park, one of the most heavily used parks in Charlottesville contains a surprising number of tree species. Join tree steward Emily Ferguson as she uses winter tree characteristics to identify as many trees as possible while taking a stroll through the park. Please submit your guess of the number of different species with your registration on Eventbrite.

This walk will traverse the mowed lawn of the park, use a trail to move up from the lower park to the upper park, and then walk down a gently sloping hill back to the start. The route will be mostly sunny due to the lack of tree leaves this time of year. If you are already a tree enthusiast, please bring your favorite tree ID book, hand lens, and/or binoculars as aids. Also, remember to dress for comfort as we will not be walking very fast, wear hiking boots or sneakers, and bring water, if necessary.

We will meet next to the basketball courts off Preston Ave.

15 participants – Please register here


Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards
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Booker T. Washington Park
1001 Preston Ave
Charlottesville, VA
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