Historic Tree Symposium (CATS)

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will present Historic Tree Symposium:  Old Growth Forests and Presidential Estates on Sunday, April 6, 1 to 5 PM in Randolph Auditorium of St. Anne’s-Belfield School.  Click here for information about the speakers and registration information.  

The four speakers will be Dean Norton on Mount Vernon, Peter Hatch on Monticello, Tom Dierauf on Montpelier and Joan Maloof on the Old Growth Forest Network.  

Tickets are $10 for tree stewards, $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Tree vouchers worth $25 redeemable at five area garden centers will be available at the Symposium.


Event Properties

Event date 04-06-2014 1:00 pm
Event End Date 04-06-2014 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

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Did You Know:

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

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