Melanie Choukas Bradley, Author of City of Trees
Celebrate Arbor Day and 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. 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 bur 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. The tour is canceled if it rains or snows.
DATE: Friday, April 27
TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Tour meets in the Conservatory Lobby
FREE: Pre-registration required