Discover the Stories Behind Washington's Lush Trees at the DC Public Library
Published on Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:03pm
Celebrate Earth Day with Local Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley
What stories do the trees in your neighborhood tell? Are any of them willow oaks? If so, Thomas Jefferson, who designed and executed the first D.C. street tree planting on record, would have loved them. Learn more about Washington's trees on April 22nd at 7:00 pm, when author Melanie Choukas-Bradley gives a lecture at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library entitled "City of Trees."
Choukas-Bradley will take the public on a virtual tour of Washington's botanic history and diversity. She will share pictures and stories behind the trees in Cleveland Park, the White House, the Capitol, Mount Vernon and other historic sites.
Choukas-Bradley has written three natural-history books including "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C." In addition, Choukas-Bradley has contributed to The Washington Post and other publications. A book sale and signing of her book courtesy of Books-A-Million, will follow the program.
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library located at 3310 Connecticut Ave., N.W. near the Cleveland Park Metro Station. All District of Columbia Library activities are free. For more information, please call (202) 282-3080.