Sunday, October 20, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Thoreau and the Language of Trees

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will present Thoreau and the Language of Trees on Sunday, October 20 in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum beginning at 3 pm with writer and editor Richard Higgins. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) wrote about trees as few others have. He admired their beauty and found poetic forms and mythic meaning in them. He studied how they grow and also took them as his spiritual companions, discerning the individual character of each tree’s “soul”. Richard Higgins has studied Thoreau in depth, and in this presentation, pairs his own images of trees and forests with the writing and philosophy of this hallowed figure of the American Renaissance.  Fee $5 Arboretum member, $10 nonmember.  Register online at