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Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

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Using bark as your means, escape and observe the world of trees in an entirely new way playfully and aesthetically at a lecture September 27, 2012, in the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, Colorado (map).

Starting with American barks including the colorful serpentine manzinita and the fascinating strangler fig, Cedric Pollet will take his listeners on a trip around the world to visit the sacred trees of the Maoris, the magical monkey puzzle trees of New Caledonia and the legendary baobab trees of South Africa.

The journey begins at 6 p.m. with a tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver, followed by the presentation and a book-signing.

Pollet talks about the diversity and fragility of the wide world that we inhabit and helps us to discover how to bring a fascinating new world to our very own gardens.

Pollet, born in Nice, France is a botanical photographer and landscape architect. He studied horticulture and landscape design at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and the National Horticulture School in Angers, France.

In 1999, he started to observe trees from a new angle and began his original research on barks. In more than thirty countries around the world, he has tracked down the most fascinating barks, accumulating more than 20,000 tree images covering almost 500 different species. He is a lecturer and has produced seventy exhibitions all around the world. Pollet has published two books including his most recent, Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees.

Tickets are $20 space is limited so early registration might be a good idea, Road Trips Gardeners, if you want to attend.

(Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

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