Science Sunday: What is it That Trees Do?
What is it that trees do? An overview of the basic structure and functions of trees.
Trees are, of course, impressive organisms - noted for their size, durability, diversity and longevity. They are also often the main structural element of the ecological system they inhabit. But, what is it that trees do?
Join us for a presentation by Chris Donnelly during which the main parts and the physiological functions of trees will be discussed. Learn about photosynthesis, transportation of nutrients, the role of bark and of roots, and so much more. Some discussion of the differences among trees will also be included, as well as some of the insects, diseases, and environmental conditions that negatively affect trees.
Chris Donnelly is the Urban Forestry Coordinator within CT DEEP's Division of Forestry. He is a licensed arborist and certified forester, and has been looking closely at trees for over four decades. He is always open to a good lively discussion regarding trees and what they do.
This is an indoor presentation/workshop followed by a short walk in Highlawn Forest, adjacent to the CFPA Headquarters. Inclement weather may keep us indoors for a longer talk. Dress comfortably and in layers for indoor/outdoor learning.