Tour: Tree Jazz

Tour: Tree Jazz
Registration Begins
8/19/2019 10:00 AM
Last Day To Register
9/20/2019 5:00 PM
United States Botanic Garden 100 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20515, US
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William Bryant Logan, Founder and President, Urban Arborists, Inc., Faculty Member, New York Botanical Garden

Human beings have 78 organs; trees have only 3—root, stem and leaf—but trees live longer and are far more resilient than are human beings. Much like a jazz player, a tree lives by first stating its ancestral pattern, and then by repeating that pattern in every way possible for the rest of its long life. The branches that form on the tree as it grows are literally reiterations of the original form, and in fact, most of them begin life with their own root systems, which are linked to that of their parent tree. In the meantime, whenever damage, insects, diseases, bad weather, pruners or other misfortunes strike the tree, it responds with new repetitions of itself, creative reiterations, like a jazz player’s improvisations on a theme. In this way, out of only three organs and 24 patterns, trees are able to grow an infinity of unique forms. Join William as he wanders the USBG outdoor gardens recognizing similar patterns and reiterations in different species. Please note: This tour is held outdoors. We suggest bringing protective clothing and water. The tour is canceled in the event of extreme weather conditions.

DATE: Saturday, September 21

TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Tours meet on the Terrace in front of the Conservatory

FREE: Pre-registration required

Cancellation Policy
The U.S. Botanic Garden reserves the right to substitute instructors or cancel programs when necessary.

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333