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Monday, September 28, 2020

Tour of Trees at World’s End

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About Tour of Trees at World’s End

Join volunteer Win Fairchild for our Tour of the Trees at World’s End every other Monday at 4PM! This walk is geared towards adults interested in developing their knowledge of local botany. No prior knowledge required, just an interest in learning more about the ecology of World’s End!

Win Fairchild was a professor of ecology at a university in Pennsylvania for 33 years, retired in 2016 and moved recently to Massachusetts; Win became particularly interested in the plants of World’s End about a year ago and has worked to put together a comprehensive guide of the notable trees at World’s End. Once you register, you will be emailed the guide. While it will be easier to follow after attending the tour, you can choose when to read the guide.

In the future, we are developing this walk and tree guide to be an interesting and enjoyable Self-Guided Tour, so that visitors can learn about the 25 trees that line the Brewer Carriage Road and Planters Hill Loop at any time. On these tours, Win will be answering questions about the trees, but also seeking your input to determine if the self-guided document itself provides sufficient information.

The chosen stops are close enough to the carriage roads that you can to get close to each tree without tramping through unwelcome plants (e.g., poison ivy); however, long pants and boots are recommended. We’ll meet at the gatehouse at 4pm, with the intention of returning to the gatehouse at approximately 5pm. Looking forward to meeting you! Win can be reached at wfairchild12@gmail.com.

Pre-registration for this event is required. General admission to World’s End is currently via prepurchased, timed-tickets. Registering for this program includes a parking pass for entry in the hour the program begins.

Please park at the parking lots at World’s End. Parking is expressly prohibited outside of the property’s parking facilities and vehicles parked along Martin’s Lane or other neighborhood streets shall be subject to ticketing and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.

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