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MillionTreesNYC Lecture: Lives of Trees in New York City: Retrospective and Prospective Views from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Welikia Project

Thursday, March 14, 2013

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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MillionTreesNYC is hosting a series of spring lecture series events in partnership with photographer Benjamin Swett!

Join us for a presentation by naturalist Eric Sanderson, Lives of Trees in New York City: Retrospective and Prospective Views from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Welikia Project.

The City of New York Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett. Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary large plants that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

“New York is a city built atop a forest. And in a forest, every tree has a story. As this wonderfully personal account of the trees of New York City amply demonstrates, the trees are still here, idiosyncratic, communicative, full of personality, standing for the ages with a resolute perseverance that does our forest-city proud,” states Eric Sanderson,  Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. “Through Benjamin Swett’s photographs and text, you will come to know your neighbors, make new friends, hear their tales, tell them yours, and expand your notion of what it means to be a New Yorker.”

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