Forest Intelligence Program & HikeName: Forest Intelligence Program & HikeDate: March 9, 2019Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM ESTWebsite: http://www.pettitpreserve.orgEvent Description:
Native Americans called trees “The Standing Peoples” a term that may be more accurate than we’ve known: studies with radioisotopes have shown that trees selectively share resources and even "will" nutrients to particular trees upon their death!
Eco-Addendum Director Kathryn Kolb shares some of the latest scientific research on the intelligence of trees and plants and how they interact with each other. As we learn more about the complex relationships between trees, plants and the other organisms that make up a healthy forest, we begin to realize that trees and plants may be operating in more “conscious” ways than we’ve realized. Presentations will be at 11 am & 1 pm and will include a short hike.
The Preserve will be open 10 am – 5 pm for hiking on your own. Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family or FREE to members and includes parking & hiking. Visitors may hike one of the Preserve’s three trails that range in length from a stroll of .25 mi to a 1.7 mi loop trail around the lake.
Leashed dogs are welcome, but the trails do not accommodate strollers. Please arrive no later than 4 pm so you will have time to finish your hike before we close.
Directions: We are located off Douthit Bridge Rd, accessed only from Hwy 61 (between Cartersville & Dallas). Since our location is off the beaten path, many map programs do NOT provide accurate directions. Use the info on our Contact Us page. Or for GPS, use "Douthit Bridge Rd, Dallas, 30132", then follow signs.
About the presenter: Kathryn Kolb is a Master Naturalist with over 30 years of field experience in forests and wild lands of the Southeast. She has collaborated on projects with many regional environmental groups including The Wilderness Society, Georgia Forestwatch, Georgia Conservancy, Trees Atlanta, South River Watershed Alliance, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.