Date: 13 March 2012
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Live Oaks: Pursuit of Woodland Monsters Speaker: Dr. Kim D. Coder, Professor of Tree Biology & Health Care, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens.
Live oak is the State Tree of Georgia. It represents a native heritage of both culture and ecology. Live oak history follows Georgia history from the founding of the colony, through the days of wooden ships, unto today’s few immense trees of yards, parks, and woodlands. Our native live oak is an ecological structure conserving life all around the stem, crown, and roots. There still remains unfound and hidden across Georgia’s coastal plain massive live oaks. The search continues for these denizens of an earlier time and their refuges. This talk will show champion live oaks and discuss the history and biology of the species.