Price Park Conservancy
July 15, 2020, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Led by Greg Rajsky, Executive Director, Kettle Moraine Land Trust
In his seminal work, The Vegetation of Wisconsin (1959) John T. Curtis stated that, “In Wisconsin, savanna constituted one of the most widespread communities in presettlement times,” occupying some 5.5 million acres in the state. Most all of Walworth County, apart from lakes, wetlands, and a few prairies, would have been oak savanna in 1840. Curtis lists 18 tree species from so-called oak openings. Two of those species—bur oak and shagbark hickory—reach their highest importance in Wisconsin in such communities. We will look at these stately trees and discuss their importance. How many other trees will we learn to identify at Price Park?
Note: Not all the details about this program are known at this time. Watch for updates on capacity and registration!