Friday, July 13, 2012

The Trees of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville - A GPS Guide

The Trees of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville - A GPS Guide 

This is my Community Action Partnership project that I have have completed with the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program.  You can click on the above link to access my booklet entitled, The Trees of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville.

This booklet (to quote from the booklet itself):

"contains a list of 32 Native trees* of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  All 32 of these trees live at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, located at 151 W.T. Weaver Boulevard in Asheville, North Carolina.  These 32 species of trees are members of 12 different families of trees.

This booklet has been written as a guide to challenge you to find all the trees listed;  and then, to get to know the trees by observing them.  You can get to know the trees by visiting the Botanical Gardens in every season to observe the many changes that the trees go through."

You will be able to locate the tree using GPS coordinates.  A GPS coordinate is given for each species as well as a leaf drawing.


Tree 31 is Tilia americana, Basswood.
GPS Coordinates are:
N 35° 36.777
W 082° 33.976







The Trees of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville - A GPS Guide

You can read more about the NC Environmental Education Certification Program by visiting
http://www.eenorthcarolina.org/certification--about-the-program.html

If you are in the Asheville area take time to visit the Botanical Gardens at Asheville.  You can print out my booklet and challenge yourself to locate all 32 tree species.

Have fun and enjoy learning about the trees,

Rebecca

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