Science and Nature: An Introduction to Trees and Forests

Thursday, Nov 17, 2022
From 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP Virginia

This event is full.

Come learn about the amazing huge organisms we call trees.

About the Event

This presentation with the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech will provide a broad overview of the trees found in Virginia’s forests, a rich mix of species resulting in high biodiversity, productivity and aesthetic value. The discussion should be of interest to nature-lovers elsewhere, too, as we will pay special attention to the environmental factors controlling tree distribution and productivity as well as trees’ growth and water-uptake mechanisms and their astonishing ability to “communicate” with each other. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions.

The class will be taught by Alumni Distinguished Professor John Seiler, a member of the faculty in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech since 1985. John is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and is a popular authority on tree biology and identification known by the public as “Dr. Dendro.”  

A recording will be available afterward. Please do not opt out of event-related emails, as you will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom prior to the event.  

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