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Free educational program

The Iconic Trees of Newport: Past, Present & Future

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Rosecliff 548 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
June 27, 2024 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • This program is free, but registration is required.

  • IN PERSON ATTENDANCE IS AT CAPACITY.
  • PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK TO VIEW ON Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON ATTENDANCE IS AT CAPACITY. 

PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK FOR THIS PRESENTATION ON JUNE 27, 2024 AT 6:00 P.M.

Newport is known for its outstanding specimen trees and verdant landscapes. In recent years there has been a marked increase in tree mortality in Newport’s many arboretums, especially among beech trees. The culprit has been identified as beech leaf disease, a chronic infestation that weakens and eventually kills affected trees.

Impressive specimen trees are essential to Newport’s character and their loss threatens the city’s reputation as the “Eden of America.” This forum will explore Newport’s landscape history, the cause and treatment of Beech Leaf Disease and strategies for proactive tree planting to ensure a green future.

Speakers/ Participants :
• John R. Tschirch, Architectural Historian
• Jim Ingram, President & COO, Bartlett Tree Experts
• Dr. Matt Borden, Plant Pathologist, Bartlett Tree Experts
• Dr. Beth Brantley, Research Scientist, Bartlett Tree Experts
• Nick Martin, Vice President Consulting, Bartlett Tree Experts
• Joe Verstandig, Living Collections Manager, Newport Tree Conservancy
• Jim Donahue, Curator of Historic Landscapes & Horticulture, The Preservation Society of Newport County
• Jeff Curtis, Director of Gardens & Landscapes, The Preservation Society of Newport County

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