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American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation

November 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$10.00

Author, lawyer, and historian Eric Rutkow digs deep into American history to show how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the country’s rise as both an empire and a civilization. He will share stories set in New England and beyond, in which trees—as symbols of liberty, community, and civilization—are perhaps the loudest silent figures in America’s complicated history. Early presidents, conservationists, politicians, and politics resurface alongside the trees and forests that supported independence and fueled this country’s westward expansion. Eric Rutkow’s book, American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation (Scribner, 2012), will be available for purchase and signing. Fee $10; Students: email to register for free. Register

Details

Date:
November 6, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$10.00
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1387&DayPlannerDate=11/6/2014

Organizer

Arnold Arboretum
Phone:
617-384-5209
Email:
arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website:
http://arboretum.harvard.edu

Venue

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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