Photo Credit: Paul Meyer Photo Caption: Join Dr. Tim Block, The John J. Willaman Director of Botany, at the Morris Arboretum, as he presents the Lukens endowed lecture on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm at Morris Arboretum entitled, Informing Land Preservation through Science: The Botany Department of the Morris Arboretum.
Dr. Tim Block, The John J. Willaman Director of Botany, at the Morris Arboretum, will present the Lukens endowed lecture on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm at Morris Arboretum entitled, Informing Land Preservation through Science: The Botany Department of the Morris Arboretum.
The reasons for preserving land range from biodiversity protection to tax benefits. Whatever the reason, most people agree that land preservation is a good idea. For many years, the Botany Department at the Morris Arboretum has been actively engaged in science-based studies that help inform decision makers on issues concerning conservation and land protection. In this talk, discussion will include the importance of land protection, the public perception of preserved land, and the history of the Arboretum’s involvement in helping shape conservation priorities in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Join Morris Arboretum for this engaging lecture followed by a reception with refreshments at the Widener Visitor Center. This discussion is part of the Lukens Endowed lecture series, and is free with admission, however reservations are required and space is limited. You may register for the lecture at www.morrisarboretum.org or by calling 215- 247-5777 ext. 156.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing. Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm. Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.