Bombings, manhunts, and lockdowns forced the postponement of Ginkgo Fest: A Symposium Celebrating Ginkgo biloba at the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum.Â Luckily for us, the event has been revamped, rescheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11 – 3:30, and even the fee has been reduced, so there is no excuse to pass up this great opportunity.Â You will hear Peter Crane, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr., Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany, Yale University
William “Ned” Friedman, Director, Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, and Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist, Arnold Arboretum and Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Join these three world renowned ginkgo experts for a celebration of all things ginkgo. The day will include lectures and a tour of the Arboretumâ€™s Ginkgo biloba collection. So don your best ginkgo outfit (we know you have at least one article of clothing with a ginkgo leaf on it) and immerse yourself in the history and biology of this relict species. Lunch is included. Outfit below from xazdesign.blogspot.com.Â Register on line at https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1165&DayPlannerDate=5/11/2013.Â Fee $20 member, $40 nonmember.