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Honoring Ash Trees
September 21, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Honoring Ash Trees: an all-ages artistic & cultural celebration
September 21, 2019
Learn about the cultural importance and ecology of ash trees, which are currently being threatened by an invasive beetle. This special event is dedicated to recognizing, appreciating, and documenting ash trees through art, stories, and science.
Be a part of the documentation project by painting, drawing or photographing ash trees. Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer and methods for minimizing their damage. Hear local artists and community members share the cultural history of the ash, and see the myriad crafts utilizing this amazing tree. Kids can complete a scavenger hunt and collect stamps for their Ash Passport.
12:30 pm — Free picnic lunch. Please RSVP.
2-4 pm — Free plein air drawing class. All levels welcome! Spots limited; please RSVP.
Guided ecology walk.
Special kids’ station and activities, including the Ash Passport.
Ash craft demos.
Emerald Ash Borer discussion.
All-day invitation to artists for plein air painting, drawing, and photography.
Why ash trees?
Ash trees grace forests and wetlands throughout Vermont. Because of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the future of white ash, green ash, and black ash (also called brown ash) is uncertain. Now is the time to soak in the beauty of ash trees everywhere, and document them in their prime for future generations.
Photo courtesy of WonderArts VT.