Tree Committee to host walking tour at UMass Dartmouth

Sep 5, 2023

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Get ready for an arboreal adventure.

The Dartmouth Tree Committee will host “A Dartmouth Tree Walk” on Sunday, Sept. 17 on the campus of UMass Dartmouth. The walk will be led by botanist and professor emeritus James Sears, who first began planting trees  at the University in the 1980s, resulting in today’s noteworthy arboretum of nearly 500 trees — natives as well as non-natives from as far away as Asia.  

To get to the walk, park in Lot 1, pick up a map and meet at the gathering place for a short introduction and history. 

Visitors will meet, among many others, a pair of regal English Oaks, an allée of Yoshino Cherry trees (the species that wows tourists at the Lincoln Memorial), an elegant Weeping Alaskan Cedar, and a hazelnut named “Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick.” Also at the event, honorees of the Dartmouth Distinctive Tree Project will be announced for 2023 for the very first time.

Dartmouth Tree Committee promotes the protection, planting and care of trees; to raise awareness of their benefits and the laws that protect them.

For a self-guided tour that allows the UMass Dartmouth tree walk to be enjoyed anytime, download PocketSights app & search Dartmouth, MA at 

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Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 2:00pm