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Tree Trek 2022: The Rarest Tree in the Southern Appalachians

October 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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October 10, 2022


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Mountain Paper Birch, Betula cordifolia, is the rarest tree native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A remnant of the ice age, it is found only on the upper slopes of our highest mountain peaks, where its distribution is restricted to recently cleared areas exposing bare mineral soil, such as recent landslide scars in the Great Smoky Mountains or areas opened up by fire or disturbance, such as the summit of Mt. Mitchell.

FIELD | Monday, October 10, 1 – 5 p.m.

This field-based class is one of three meetings with a remarkable tree planned for our annual Tree Trek!

Pre-registration required for participation in an Adult Education class.

Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.