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Thursday, November 6, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation

An Arnold Arboretum Lecture for Adults

Featuring Eric Rutkow, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University

Author, lawyer, and historian Eric Rutkow digs deep into American history to show how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the country’s rise as both an empire and a civilization. He will share stories set in New England and beyond, in which trees—as symbols of liberty, community, and civilization—are perhaps the loudest silent figures in America’s complicated history. Early presidents, conservationists, politicians, and politics resurface alongside the trees and forests that supported independence and fueled this country’s westward expansion.
Fee $10 Register; (Students: email to register for free.)

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Pam Thompson

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