Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in for the long haul
If you’ve ever planted a tree in your back yard, you’ve experienced the thrill of watching it grow from a knobby sapling into a towering oak or weeping willow. Multiply that by 20,000, and you’ll have some idea what Smithsonian ecologist John Parker is doing in his experimental forest in Edgewater.
It’s called BiodiversiTree, and the project is designed to last a century. On March 15, Parker explains the project in a Smithsonian Environmental Research Center evening lecture.