Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Every Tree Tells a Story

From East Hampton Elms to The Garden State's 4,000 Flowering Cherry Trees in Branch Brook Park in Essex County/Newark to the Boxed Pines in North Carolina, the Cultural Landscape Foundation honors America's extraordinary trees - many under threat. 

An photographic exhibit will premier at  Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art. http://www.aljira.org/exhibitions/
It is an homage -- and a reminder -- to respect our trees.
The Cultural Landscape provides an online exhibit of the photographic art along with a schedule of where to view the exhibit in your area:

What is very cool is that the Cultural Landscape Foundation has partnered with "American Photo" magazine to "create a traveling exhibition of original photography about these seminal trees, according to CLF. 
So far, it looks like the show is booked at the Philadelphia International Flower Show, March 6-14, 2011 and at LongHouse Reserve on Long Island April 4th. (Great place to visit any time!)
In addition, the images will be featured in the November/December 2010 issue of "American Photo" magazine. Get this at your news stand!

At the same time, sponsors Garden Design Magazine feature a news item about this important work:
and sponsors Davey Tree Expert Company  http://www.davey.com/

I think we all know and romanticize how important -- and glamorous -- trees are.  
In movies from "Lord of the Rings" to "Avatar" -- not to mention the extraordinary poetry and songs that try to say how much we love our trees, these icons of our culture and the lungs - if not the heart- of our world, deserve no less than our total, unconditional love and support....
What is your favorite tree story or memory?

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