Co-Presented by the Greenwich Tree Conservancy
Please join us for a post-film Q&A with Todd Forrest, Vice President of Horticulture and Living Collections at the New York Botanical Garden
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy invites you to a pre-screening reception at 6:45 p.m. in the lower lobby
ABOUT THE GTC:
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy (GTC) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to preserve the tree and forest resources of Greenwich to benefit the community, its health and its quality of life. Since that time the Tree Conservancy, with assistance of the Town, has planted in excess of 4,500 trees on public lands. In 2019 alone over 500 trees were planted. In addition, the GTC conducts multiple public tree walks each year, brings speakers to the area which have included Michael Dirr, Doug Tallamy and Peter Wohlleben. The GTC has created a town-wide arboretum and holds numerous workshops open to the public. Through advocacy work the organization is helping to reformulate public policies at both the local and statewide levels. Much of the GTC’s work functions as precedents and templates for other communities and for the development of public/private partnerships. The GTC shares Judi Dench's passion for trees.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER:
Todd Forrest is Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden. He oversees the team of managers, horticulturists, and curators who steward the Garden’s plant collections, gardens, and glasshouses and develop its celebrated horticulture exhibitions. An advocate for historic trees and forests in urban landscapes and public gardens, Forrest contributed essays to The Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden, The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redoute’s American Masterpiece, and Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time. He joined The New York Botanical Garden in 1998 as a research assistant in the Institute of Economic Botany before becoming Curator of Woody Plants in 1999. Previously, Forrest worked at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Wesleyan University and a Master of Forest Science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Avon Members $9
General Admission $14.50