Lecture: The Importance of Trees
April 30, 2017
Join the Warren Land Trust, the Lake Waramaug Association, and Steep Rock Association for a timely and thought-provoking talk by Dr. Jeffrey Ward on "The Importance of Trees."
Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, Chief Scientist in the Department of Forestry & Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and a prolific writer and frequent speaker on forest management, urban forestry, and forest ecology and health, will explain how and why trees have great value beyond beautifying the environment and conveying a sense of serenity. Trees clean the air we breathe, provide food and habitat for wildlife, and play a vital role in protecting wetlands, watersheds, aquifers, and groundwater supplies.
The role trees play in improving water quality is especially important around bodies of water such as Lake Waramaug. For this reason, as part of its Centennial Celebration the Lake Waramaug Association is launching a program to "Plant 100 Trees and Save 100 Acres" around the lake. We hope you will join us to help the Association celebrate its 100 year anniversary, and learn more about the importance of trees!