Join Jill Jonnes, author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape as she discusses the significance and beauty of the trees around us. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, have a chance to have it signed and enjoy the presentation and refreshments.
Author Bio: Jill Jonnes is the author of Eiffel’s Tower, Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. Her most recent book is URBAN FORESTS: A History of People and Trees in the American Cityscape. She is the founder of the Baltimore Tree Trust and is leading the Baltimore Forestry board’s Flowering Tree Trails initiative. A staff member of the 2010 National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, she wrote the first chapter of the report to the president: Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling. In the fall of 2011, she studied “Trees as Green Infrastructure” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Jonnes was also named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She is Maryland Master Naturalist.
COST: $25 (with book); $10 (without book)