Virginia Big Tree Workshop Maymont

 Registration is Now Closed for This Workshop

 

WHAT:                  Virginia Big Tree Workshop

WHEN:                  3/21/2014 | 10 AM – 2 PM

WHERE:                Maymont Estate, The Carriage House, Richmond, VA

HOW:                    $10 registration (coffee & box lunch included)

WHO:                    Presented by Virginia Tech Faculty and Research
                                Staff for those who are interested in learning about
                                big trees and the VA Big Tree Program

 

AGENDA:

9:30 – 10:00 -     Check-In, Coffee, Refreshments | Everyone

10:00 – 10:15 -   State of the Virginia Big Tree Program | E. Wiseman

10:15 – 11:45 -   Identifying and Measuring Big Trees | J. Peterson

11:45 – 12:25 -   Lunch

12:25 – 12:50 -   Nominating Trees to the Virginia Big Tree and National Big Tree Registers | J. Peterson

12:50 – 1:30  -    Protecting and Caring for Big Trees | E. Wiseman

1:30 – 2:00  -      Round-Table Discussion – What’s the Future of the Virginia Big Tree Program? | Everyone

 

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS ON A FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS!

 

 

 

Event Properties

Event date 03-21-2014 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-21-2014 2:00 pm
Capacity 40
Available place 0
Individual Price USD10.00
Location
Maymont Estate
1700 Hampton Street Richmond, VA 23220
Maymont Estate
USD10.00

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Did You Know:

  • 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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