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Connect Raleigh: Trees in the City of Oaks

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Author and historian Jill Jonnes


Trees are one of the largest and longest-living organisms on the planet. During this event in February 2020, participants learned about how trees: 

  • Create and define spaces;
  • Connect us to each other and nature; and,
  • Benefit the environment by consuming carbon, cooling the air, and collecting rainwater. 

The event was in partnership with the Science Cafe series at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


The talk featured:

  • Dr. Jill Jonnes, author of "Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape" 
  • Zach Manor, urban forester for the City of Raleigh

Event Details

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
7 p.m. 

NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
Daily Planet Cafe
121 W. Jones St. 

The event was free and open to the public. 

Book Signing

Jill Jonnes signed copies of her book, "Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape" at the event. 

Museum Parking

  • Green Square Nature Research Center Parking Deck at the corner of Edenton and McDowell Streets
  • Street parking (free after 5 p.m. on weekdays)

Parking map

Watch the Event

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences airs a livestream of the Science Cafe each week. Talks focus on scientific topics broadcasted from the Daily Planet Cafe. 

Watch the livestream/recording



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