In a 30-minute presentation the authors will discuss the result of a 6-year collaboration: Philadelphia Trees, A Field Gide to the City and the Surrounding Delaware Valley. This 280-page, pocket-sized guide with over 1,000 illustrations describes the 50 best places to see trees in and around the city. Detailed maps pinpoint the locations of over 250 outstanding specimen trees. Also included is a directory of 50 trees designated as Philadelphia Great Trees because their exceptional size, great age, beautiful form, rarity, or significant historical associations. The heart of the book is a profusely illustrated guide to 168 tree species growing along streets and in the arboreta, parks, cemeteries, preserves, and botanical gardens of the city and the surrounding Delaware Valley. Each registrant will get a copy of this wonderful book.
Paul W. Meyer has been the Director of the Morris Arboretum since 1991. He has traveled on a number of plant expeditions to Korea, China, and Taiwan and is a founding member of the North America– China Plant Exploration Consortium.
Catriona Bull Briger has spent the past five years hunting trees in Philadelphia while working as a designer and writer.
Edward Sibley Barnard has written and edited dozens of illustrated books on natural history during a career of more than fifty years in publishing.