Join us on Friday, September 9!

Legacy Tree Visit: Sycamores of the Deerfield River

Join us to celebrate the past with a site visit to the Deerfield River to honor the sycamore trees that play a critical role in the ecosystem and the watershed.

The Deerfield River forms a significant portion of the landscape of the Connecticut River Valley. Within this ecosystem, sycamore trees play an important role in stabilizing the soil along river banks. In some locations, these trees have grown for more than 100 years and have reached diameters over seven feet! Join us for two site visits to honor these giants and discuss the life-sustaining benefits they provide. We’ll discuss recommendations contained in a 2018 Conway School student project that focused on ecological resilence in Deerfield.

Ecological Resilience in Deerfield: Trees as Living Infrastructure was a 2018 student project by Johnny Slaff ’18, Sam Freedman ’18, and David Grist ’18, prepared for the Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Itinerary:

 

We hope you can join us!

 

Please note:

  • This event will take place rain or shine, with cancellation happening only if severe weather is in the forecast.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

Photo at top: Members of the Class of 2014 visit a Legacy Tree in Sunderland, MA.