Historic Tree Walk at Highland
- Dates: October 28, 2018
- Location: James Monroe's Highland
- Address: 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Phone: (434) 293-8000
- Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
- Price: This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to 25 participants.
- Website: Click to Visit Historic Tree Walk at Highland
Join us on Friday December 7, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., for a winter tree walk with the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards! Participants will learn more about Highland’s trees during this free 90-minute walk at James Monroe’s historic property. Highland’s open spaces afford vistas of mature ash, black walnut, maples, oaks, and other native trees. You will also see a hemlock and towering white oak that date to Monroe’s time. Learn how to identify trees in the winter using their structure, bark, nuts, and many other features as well as how Highland trees and tree-ring dating have contributed to historical interpretation.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to 25 participants.
Highland, the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the plantation was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Acquired by the College of William and Mary (Monroe’s alma mater) in 1974, Highland offers tours each... more