The Evolution of Big

The Evolution of Big
Monday January 9 from 7 - 8:30 pm
Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Free with Advance Registration

Think you know trees? Come learn about an amazing period when there were no trees, and then, in the blink of a geological eye, several different groups of plants evolved the ability to increase their girth and qualify for placement in an arboretum.

Ned Friedman, Director of The Arnold Arboretum, and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, will give the audience a sense of what forests looked like in the Carboniferous, over three hundred million years ago.

Learn about the (sad) extinction of all but one of the early arborescent lineages of plants and find out which evolutionary group of trees made it through the end of the Paleozoic and today populates the Arnold Arboretum and forests around the world.

Free, but registration requested