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The secret life of trees 


Join Conserving Carolina for a free lecture entitled, The Secret Life of Trees,” presented by Steve Pettis, Henderson County Horticulture Agent, on Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve. 


Trees are amazing organisms, living in most environments across the planet.  They are vital to our way of life, both for the useful products we derive from wood and as an integral factor in the quality of our lives.  Trees interact with each other and the environment in interesting ways. After the presentation, interested participants are invited to join Steve for a hike in the Preserve to learn hands on. 


To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy 108 E and turn left on Hwy 9 toward Lake Lure.  Follow Hwy 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon Station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 0.2 miles and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden Green for 0.4 mile and turn left on Wood Thrush Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center; 179 Conservatory Lane, Mill Spring, NC. 

The lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve.       

For more information or directions from another location, contact Pam Torlina at Conserving Carolina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300 or email pam@conservingcarolina.org.   

The next program at Walnut Creek Preserve will be held on August 17, when Brad Nelson, will present Butterflies in your Backyard. 


Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit, www.conservingcarolina.org. 


Pam Torlina