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Tour: Tree Stories at The Evergreens Cemetery

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The Evergreens Cemetery

1629 Bushwick Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Join us for a guided tree tour of the Evergreens Cemetery on Sunday, October 22. Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage as we explore the grounds of the cemetery and learn to identify a variety of tree species. We will also hear fascinating stories and lore relating to various tree species. Participants will learn the answers to questions such as: "Why is a London plane from London? What does a sassafras have to do with sassafras tea? Why is the gum of a black gum black and the gum of a sweetgum sweet? How do you open a hickory nut and which ones would you want to open? What is the tastiest oak in the East?" and many more. Participants will also receive recipes for cooking with acorns.

This tree walk with noted arborist and author William Bryant Logan mixes lore, history, science and recipes to make a memorable 90 minutes in one of our great urban forests. Logan, the author of "Oak: The Frame of Civilization" is the Founder of Urban Arborists and a faculty member at New York Botanical Garden.

This family-friendly tour will begin at the cemetery office (follow signs from the Bushwick Avenue entrance). Please wear sturdy shoes. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation of $5 (cash only) will be collected at the event.

Spaces are limited and registration is required.




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