Letter: Thanking Sponsors for Supporting Wohlleben Lecture
To the Editor:
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy is very grateful to all the sponsors of the “The Hidden Life of Trees” lecture by the book’s author, Peter Wohlleben.
They are: The Greenwich Library, the Greenwich Botanical Center, the Greenwich Garden Club, the Greenwich Land Trust, Audubon Connecticut, the Bartlett Arboretum Gardens, Greenwich Green and Clean. The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for helping us publicize this event. With their support, we had a completely full house at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium – nearly 400 people, some from as far away as New Milford!
Mr. Wohlleben informed and entertained the audience with his intimate knowledge of how trees nurture each other, communicate and maintain complex social networks. A ‘Q and A’ followed with many audience questions. In response to a question, he noted that humans would benefit from following the life of trees to “connect, be social and go slow.” All who attended the lecture and/or read the book will look at trees in a new light as a result of Wohlleben’s research and writings. We thank you, our co-sponsors for joining us in our work to inform and engage residents on the importance of preserving and enhancing our urban forests.
Cheryl Dunson, President
JoAnn Messina, Executive Director