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LECTURE: Wild Urban Plants

William J. Hamilton Lecture
10/27/2010 - 7:30pm
Statler Hall Auditorium
Peter Del Tredici
Senior Research Scientist, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

In his lecture, Dr. Peter Del Tredici will explore the natural and cultural history of the plants that grow spontaneously in our cities. He will focus on the cosmopolitan nature of this flora and its ability to adapt to the stresses that dominate our urban ecosystems. Dr. Del Tredici will define a forward-looking approach to the issue of spontaneous urban vegetation that encourages us to see these plants – the natural vegetation of the urban environment – with fresh appreciation and understanding. His ideas on the subject have been published in the book, “Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide”.