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Mighty Oaks: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, November 09, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The web of interactions that shape an environment include the biotic (plants, animals, and microbes) and the abiotic (soil, water, weather and climate) and their interrelationships. John Muir was right when he noted that everything is hitched to everything in the universe! Oaks have a tremendous impact on the environment and have co-evolved to form complex webs of life and elements. Join us for a panel discussion with leading oak experts including: Doug Tallamy from University of Delaware, Paul Manos from Duke University, Andrew Hipp, from the Morton Arboretum and others. The discussion will focus on the ecosystem services provided by oaks across the seasons, oak speciation, current conservation status, and the challenge of climate change. The program will be moderated by Kavanah Anderson, Duke Gardens Educator, and we invite you to send questions to us in advance.

In advance of this panel we recommend reading Doug Tallamy's latest book "The Nature of Oaks" and an article published in Scientific American "How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere" co-authored by Paul Manos, Jeannine Cavender-Bares and Andrew Hipp.

Online presentation, Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. $18; 20% discount for Gardens members and supporters with member code. Registration at 919-668-1707,

Contact: Registrar