Fall Kickoff Event, Sunday October 26, 2008

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Cris Criscitiello begins the tree walk in the Newton Cemetery at the Newton Sentry, a very unusual upright form of sugar maple (Acer saccharum, #1 on tree map)

Cris Criscitiello begins the tree walk in the Newton Cemetery at the "Newton Sentry", a very unusual upright form of sugar maple (Acer saccharum, #1 on tree map).


Cris explains the origins of the Camperdown Elm, a mutant of the English Wych Elm, so named because it was detected in 1840 on the estate of the Earl of Camperdown in Dundee, Scotland. A cutting  from this mutant, grafted to the root system of a Wych elm, can be reproduced as the Camperdown Elm (#7 on tree map).

Cris explains the origins of the "Camperdown Elm", a mutant of the English Wych Elm, so named because it was detected in 1840 on the estate of the Earl of Camperdown in Dundee, Scotland. A cutting from this mutant, grafted to the root system of a Wych elm, can be reproduced as the Camperdown Elm (#7 on tree map).


The tour learns about a Japanese Maple

The tour learns about a Japanese Maple.


Mayor Cohen talks with Katherine Howard, President of the Newton Tree Conservancy

Mayor Cohen talks with Katherine Howard, President of the Newton Tree Conservancy.


Mayor Cohen plants a new tulip tree, assisted by Marc Welch, Newtons Director of Urban Forestry, local Girl Scouts, and other children including Marcs son

Mayor Cohen plants a new tulip tree, assisted by Marc Welch, Newton's Director of Urban Forestry, local Girl Scouts, and other children including Marc's son.


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