Field Course – Boone County Arboretum

Note that the date of the course has changed

What Do Trees Know? Saturday May 5, 9am-1pm, Boone County Arboretum, Union, Kentucky This Field Course is focused on our new understanding of trees and forests.  We know that trees are highly connected to each other, and to other organisms in their community in complex networks of chemistry and information. Trees know and care for their babies. Trees fight back against their enemies and nurture their friends. Trees have exquisite knowledge of their environment and constantly adjust their behavior to live an optimal life. Are they intelligent? That is an open question.

In this Field Course, we will observe the behavior of trees and their interactions with other organisms to explore this question: What do trees know? We will get down and dirty, digging up roots, dissecting logs, and experiencing the lives of trees. This course requires no prior knowledge of biology or tree identification.

The cost is $30 per person. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome, and there is no charge for children under 18. Dogs are not allowed.

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