How to ensure the next generation of trees in our area
Join us for a special Arbor Week presentation by Henry Hughes, expert and innovator in preserving and propagating our locally native trees. He will share best practices and ideas for ensuring the success of the next generation of trees in the urban and suburban setting. He created the innovative "Centennial Trees Program" whereby the seeds and seedlings of native trees (that would often be mowed or eaten by wildlife) are carefully encouraged to grow and then replanted in similar areas. This plan helps to ensure that the progeny of trees that may have been in place for hundred of years will continue as the "next generation" after the older trees are no longer viable. Learn how you can protect native trees in our area, and support our local wildlife.
Henry Hughes studied forestry and botany at Sewanee/University of the South, and plant & soil science at the University of Kentucky and Texas A&M University. He worked in forestry in Alabama for twenty-five years and retired from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in 2018 after ten years as director of education. He is a founding member of Friends of Shades Creek, and has served on the boards of the Cahaba River Society and the Alabama Rivers Alliance.
This event is part of the Trussville Arbor Week celebration, which also includes a tree giveaway at the Mall Pavillion 9am-noon Feb 25 and a student art contest (art on display in the library Feb 20-26).
AGE GROUP: | Adult (Ages 18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Outdoors/Nature | Home & Garden | Adult Program |
TAGS: | trees | sustainability | neighborhood planning | native trees | community | Centennial Tree Program |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 4:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
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Trussville Public Library sits in the heart of the Cahaba Project, and remains a vital part of this community and of the Jefferson County cooperative library system – Public Libraries in Jefferson County (PLJC). We offer books, audio books, DVDs, BluRays and Playaways. For more information, call us at 205-655-2022.