Tree Talk

Ned Barnard and Pauline Gray write a regular column, focused on trees, for the Chestnut Hill Local:

https://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/category/tree-talk/

Their writing gets at the biology, the history, and the culture surrounding the trees, and so much more.

 

And for more about some trees, and other plants, of Northwest Philadelphia….

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335149156_First_record_of_Magnolia_Macrophylla_Michx_as_a_Casual_Alien_In_Pennsylvania

https://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2014/07/17/mt-airy-environmentalist-gives-lawn-wildlife/

 

Forests in the City: Understanding Urban-driven Changes in Plant Recruitment Dynamics

On the evening of Thursday the 27th of February (tonight), beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly public meeting, and Max Piana, of University of Massachusetts Amherst and the US Forest Service, will talk about urban plants, in a lecture titled ‘Forests in the City: Understanding Urban-driven Changes in Plant Recruitment Dynamics’.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

 

Ecological Restoration and its Role in Wildlife Management: Building Plant Communities to Support Animals

On the evening of Thursday the 23rd of January, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly public meeting, and Mike McGraw, of Applied Ecological Services, will talk about plants and animals, in a lecture titled ‘Ecological Restoration and its Role in Wildlife Management: Building Plant Communities to Support Animals’.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

The Delmarva Lichen Manual: A New Botanical Resource for the Atlantic Coast

On the evening of Thursday the 19th of December, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly public meeting, and James Lendemer, from the New York Botanical Garden, will talk about lichens, in a lecture titled ‘The Delmarva Lichen Manual: A New Botanical Resource for the Atlantic Coast’.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

For more about the manual, see here: http://www.torreybotanical.org/publications/memoirs/memoirs-of-the-torrey-botanical-society-volume-28-delmarva-lichens-an-illustrated-manual/

Photographs, by James Lendemer, of the lichens Cladonia subtenuis, Lobaria quercizans, and Parmotrema hypotropum:

 

“A Gloriously Futile Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Restoration Attempt in Central Iowa”

On the evening of Thursday the 21st of November, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly public meeting, and Rob Fleming will talk about ecological restoration, in a lecture titled ‘A Gloriously Futile Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Restoration Attempt in Central’.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

Investigating Geoedaphic Meadows, Glades, and Grasslands in Southeastern Pennsylvania

On the evening of Thursday the 23rd of May, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly public meeting, and Will Ryan (of the Academy of Natural Sciences) will talk about local plant ecology, in a lecture titled ‘Investigating Geoedaphic Meadows, Glades, and Grasslands in Southeastern Pennsylvania’.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

Japanese Flowering Cherries

On the evening of Thursday the 25th of April, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly public meeting, and Anthony Aiello (of the Morris Arboretum) will talk about history and horticulture, in a lecture titled ‘Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100-Year-Long Love Affair’.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html