Public lecture on Williamstown trees

JANUARY 2020: Williamstown Rural Lands friend and retired professor Dustin Griffin will be offering a talk titled “A Layman’s History of Williamstown’s Trees,” free and open to the public, presented by WRLF in conjunction with the Williams Outing Club.

The illustrated lecture begins with the accounts of early travelers in 18th century, continues through the clearing of land for farms, and subsequent reforestation when farms were abandoned, the loss of trees to natural as well as human causes, tree planting projects, and the heyday of Main Street as a leafy avenue lined with majestic elms. It includes stories of famous old trees and photos of many of the biggest surviving trees today.

Please join us on Saturday, January 18 at 11 a.m. at the Paresky Center Auditorium of Williams College!

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