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UNC’s Noble Trees Topic of Program April 22


In Praise of UNC’s Noble Trees
Program featuring Dr. Michael Dirr
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wilson Special Collections Library
3:30 p.m. Campus tour (meet on front steps)
5 p.m. Reception and exhibition viewing (North Carolina Collection Gallery)
5:45 p.m. Program (Pleasants Family Assembly Room)
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll,, (919) 962-4207

Dr. Michael Dirr, professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia, will deliver the 2010 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture on April 22. His program about the trees of the UNC campus will take place in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library.

Dirr is author of the 2009 book The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Noble Grove: A Walking Tour of Campus Trees.

The free public program, sponsored by the North Carolina Collection, will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception in the North Carolina Collection Gallery and a viewing of the exhibition Noble Trees, Traveled Paths: The Carolina Landscape Since 1793. Dirr’s talk will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room.

Dirr will also lead a walking tour of campus at 3:30 p.m., leaving from the front steps of Wilson Library.

The exhibition Noble Trees, Traveled Paths will be on view through May 31. For exhibition information and hours, contact the North Carolina Collection Gallery, (919) 962-0104.

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