Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Author of City of Trees
Winter is the best time to appreciate the architecture of the historic trees gracing the U.S. Capitol grounds. Stroll around the Capitol with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, admiring and learning about its magnificent trees from around the country and the world. Learn to identify Kentucky coffee-trees, Japanese pagoda trees, beeches, magnolias and dogwoods during winter. Melanie Choukas- Bradley will focus on the bark, buds and overall growth habit of grand old trees, including many official state trees and memorial plantings. Giant sequoias and a massive willow oak are among the trees on the tour. Melanie Choukas-Bradley will share history of the Capitol grounds and the city of Washington throughout the tour. Please note: This tour is held outdoors. We suggest bringing sunscreen, protective clothing and water. The tour is canceled if it rains or snows.
Date: Saturday, March 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Tour will meet in front of the USBG Conservatory entrance on the Terrace
FREE: This program is sold out.