Join knowledgable staff for a tour of the Arboretum's smaller specimen trees, which range in height from 15 to 30 feet. These trees are often overshadowed by larger varieties, but sport interesting features that make them noteworthy in their own right.
The author Andrea Wulf will talk about her 2015 book, in which she explores Humboldt's ideas and how they revolutionized science, conservation and preservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. In 1800, Humboldt recognized the impact of human-induced climate change. "The Invention of Nature" won the 2015 Costa Biography Award and the 2016 LA Times Book Prize for Science & Technology. The New York Times selected it as one of the "10 Best Books of 2015."