Apr 09 2022


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Celebrating Olmsted & Old-Growth Forests in Connecticut

Have you ever been to an old-growth forest? Did you know that old-growth forests have trees of all ages? Or that we have “old-growth” and almost old-growth here in Connecticut? The recovery of temperate forests in New England is the most successful example of reforestation in the world and we are recognized as part of the “Global Safety Net.”

Join experts and community members for all or part of this free public event: a field trip through the landscape of Olmsted’s childhood, a lunch, and a documentary on old-growth forests in New England. After the film there will be a short panel discussion and Q & A featuring:

Dr. Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus and Founder of the Old Growth Forest Network
Bob Leverett, Co-founder of the Native Tree Society; co-author of The Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast
Matt “Twig” Largess, Owner and Founder of Largess Forestry, ISA Certified NE-0802
Jack Ruddat, student researcher on Connecticut’s old-growth forests.


Real Art Ways
Real Art Ways, Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

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Keney Park
Keney Park, Hartford, CT, USA

Hourly Schedule

April 9th

10:00 AM
10 Mile Woods Walk
Meet at 392 Tower Ave Hartford, CT for a walk in the 10 Mile Woods, the childhood playground of Frederick Law Olmstead.
12:15 PM
Lunch & Book Signing
Have lunch and get your book signed by Dr. Joan Maloof at Real Art Ways.
1:15 PM
The Lost Forests of New England
Film screening followed by expert Q & A.


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