Winter Tree Tour of the Capitol Grounds

Event Date: 
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

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, 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 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 will share history of the Capitol grounds and the city of Washington throughout the tour. Please note: This tour is held outdoors. Please come prepared to be outside in the winter weather. The tour is canceled if it rains or snows. Tour on Saturday is a repeat of the tour on Wednesday.

DATE: Wednesday, March 1
TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Tour will meet in front of the Conservatory entrance on the Terrace
FREE: This program is full