Adult Programs

A Cultural History of Trees in America (online)

Discover and delight in the many ways trees have shaped the history of the United States, from industry and economics, to politics and war, to culture and literature.

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Discover and delight in the many ways trees have shaped the history of the United States, from industry and economics, to politics and war, to culture and literature. Trees are an indispensable part of America; they were critical components of ships, railroads, rifles, wagons, and planes. Trees were symbols of liberty, tragedy, resistance, and resilience. They inspired and continue to inspire literature, art, and American poetry.  Learn about orange groves, the American chestnut tree, and the ginkgo–the Arboretum’s symbolic tree.  

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Cindy Crosby, naturalist and author

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction, co-author of Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit and author of Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History(Northwestern University Press, 2020). Crosby is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands, and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a master’s degree in natural resources at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass.. She teaches natural history and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more at www.cindycrosby.com

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