Back by Popular Demand: Exploring Northampton Series
Big Trees of Look Park
The Connecticut River Valley supports some of the oldest, biggest, tallest and most impressive trees in the Commonwealth, and within the Valley, Northampton has one of the most noteworthy assemblages of mature trees as well as few state champions.
For this month’s Exploring Northampton series, noted big tree hunter and expert Bob Leverett will lead participants on a 3-hour guided walk of notable trees found in and around Look Park. In addition to pointing out individual trees, Bob will share information about the species’ life history and ecology and also include information about the park’s history and earlier uses.
Limited to 20 participants.
$8 members & supporters; $12 non-members.
Bob Leverett will lead a 3-hour guided walk of
notable trees found in and around Look Park.
Bob Leverett is the founder of the Eastern Native Tree Society, an expert on old growth forest and recognized internationally for his contributions on the science and standards of measuring champion trees. Here in the Northeast, he has measured many of the region’s champion trees and keeps detailed records on their growth and health. A former computer programmer, he lives in Florence with his wife, Monica Jakuc Leverett, and is regularly seen out and about, often with measuring tapes, a high tech calculator and a laser rangefinder.