Bark: Get to Know Your Trees – Newton Senior Center, Monday, 11/20, 7:00 p.m.
Connect with nature and increase your enjoyment of the great outdoors this fall and winter – learn to identify our trees even without their leaves!
Speaker and author Michael Wojtech points out that the traits typically used to describe trees – leaves, twigs, and buds – are often hard to see in a tall tree, or are absent for half the year – but bark is always visible, in any season. Explore bark and learn Michael’s system for identifying tree species by their bark. Find out why such a variety of bark characteristics exist – why some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken – and why does bark peel?
Join co-sponsors Newton Tree Conservancy, Newton Conservators, and Green Newton for this program at the Newton Senior Center, Monday, November 20th, at 7:00 p.m.
Our goal is to promote the health of Newton’s trees through:
- Funding for planting and care of new trees, as well as preservation pruning and tree maintenance in a way that will supplement – not replace – city funding
- Educational programs to build public awareness of the value of trees and the risks of not properly caring for and replacing trees along streets and in parks and other public places, and to help people know how to keep their own trees healthy
- Training programs and volunteer opportunities to give citizens an opportunity to participate in tree maintenance and planting
Directors and Officers
Julia Malakie, President
Penny Caponigro, Recording Secretary
Ron Joseph, Membership Chair
Barbara Darnell, Treasurer
Nate Cenis, Director
Katherine Howard, Director
Hal Lichtin, Director
Jack Wittenberg, Director
Ex officio: Marc Welch, City of Newton Director of Urban Forestry
The Newton Tree Conservancy thanks its sponsors: Newton Community Pride (www.newtoncommunitypride.org), the Charles River Neighborhood Foundation (www.charlesriverneighborhoodfoundation.org), Newton Conservators Inc. (www.newtonconservators.org), and the City of Newton Division of Urban Forestry (www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/forestry/default.asp).