The Westport Garden Club in partnership with the Westport Library welcomes Dr. Peter Del Tredici, to speak about spontaneous urban landscaping. Urban ecosystems are the ultimate manifestation of the dynamic interaction between humans and nature- between our desire for neat, orderly landscapes on the one hand and our fear of messy ecological chaos on the other. This presentation will focus on the plants that grow without cultivation in cities and their remarkable ability to flourish in spite of stressful environmental conditions, and their benefit to the environment.
Dr. Peter Del Tredici is a botanist specializing in the growth and development of trees. He worked at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for 35 years and was an Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for 24 years. His widely acclaimed book, “Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide” (2nd ed., 2020, Cornell University Press), catalogues the spontaneous vegetation that flourishes in cities and makes the case that it improves the quality of urban life.
Virtual presentation only.
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Event information:(203) 246-7945