Join the Friends of the University of Alberta on a walking tour of campus on
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 4 p.m.
where we will learn about some of the unique characteristics of the nature within the U of A campus.
Wayne McCutcheon, University of Alberta’s resident horticulturalist and landscape designer will be your special host for the evening. He has walked the campus grounds since the fall of 1981. For the first 30 years of his time with the University he was Manager of Landscape Maintenance and Construction and since 2011 his primary focus has been as Project Coordinator for Landscape Services. His passion is overseeing landscape beautification and improvements to ensure a safe and pleasing campus for everyone today and for the next 100 years.
Topic of the campus walk: Campus Urban Forest – Trees and Interesting Landscape Features.
For everyone who has been associated with the University of Alberta, its campus has a place in our memories – and its trees through the changing seasons are very much a part of those memories. Much of the original native forest which provided the back drop to the University’s first sod turning ceremony has disappeared as the University grew and grew. However, over the years many new trees have found their way onto campus, including several specimens not native to the Edmonton area. The campus has inherited a truly lovely urban forest of 4,000 trees.
Join us and acquire some basic knowledge of some of the U of A campus specimen trees as well as a bit of landscape history while enjoying some fresh air, exercise, and camaraderie. We encourage you to ask questions, take pictures and relieve stress as you listen to the babbling brooks beside one or two of the seven campus water features.
We will be meeting at 3:45 p.m. in front of the Administration Building, facing the bus loop, at the University of Alberta’s North Campus. The tour will begin at 4 p.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes!
We look forward to sharing an evening of learning with you and connecting with U of A’s urban forest.
Date: Monday, June 8th , 2015
Time: Meet at 3:45PM, tour begins at 4:00PM
Tour Guide: Wayne McCutcheon, University of Alberta’s Resident Horticulturist