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WHITE OAK TREE CELEBRATION: PART 1

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May 9, 2019 12:06 pm

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires!

Join in for a lecture with old-growth tree expert Robert Leverett. Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, as well as the co-founder and president of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest. Additional career highlights include serving as senior advisor to American Forests’ National Champion Tree Program, chair of Conservation and Recreation Forest Reserves Science Advisory, and co-author of the Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast.

Directly after the lecture, visitors are invited to view a time-lapse photography process by renowned New York photographer Kristin Jones. The photography process, BEHOLD, is a cross-disiplinary project encouraging a sense of wonder about trees in our urban environment. Jones will initiate a 24-hour time-lapse photography process, capturing multiple perspectives of the white oak tree on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Jones will be available to talk about her work.

This lecture is presented as part of the weekend-long White Oak Tree Celebration, a time to raise awareness about the formidable 260-year-old tree on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The event is hosted by Daniel’s Art Party at Simon’s Rock, an exploration of progressive multimedia and community engagement.

Additional White Oak Tree Celebration events include: the White Oak Tree Celebration: Part 2: Sat., May 11, 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

*Please note: this is a rescheduled date. The White Oak Tree Celebration was originally planned for the weekend of April 26-27, 2019.