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Mount Auburn Book Club: Witness Tree by Lynda V. Mapes
In Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-old Oak (2017) author Lynda V. Mapes writes about the effects of climate change in a single, 100-year-old oak tree at Harvard Forest. We will discuss her findings along with those of Mount Auburn’s own Citizen Scientists who are studying the changes in trees here at the Cemetery.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided. Free.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.