Walk at Tanglewood with Phyllis Smith: The Use of Trees by Native Americans
Phyllis worked for Forsyth Parks and Recreation for 15 years as the Nature Education Director for Tanglewood Park. She is currently the Natural Resources Agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center. She is happy to share her program, Integrated Pest Management for Invasive Plants, whenever possible. Contact Phyllis for details at email@example.com or 336.703.2858.
Several “Woodland” Native American groups inhabited the Yadkin River Valley prior to European Settlement with an abundance of natural resources at their disposal. Explore the ways that these groups used native trees and tree resources as we enjoy a leisurely walk through the Nature Trail of Tanglewood Park. We will start at the entrance gate of the Tanglewood Arboretum, which participants are welcome to explore on their own after the tree walk. The Nature Trail is unpaved and sightly hilly but not strenuous. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants should stop at the park gate and inform the gate attendant that you are attending an Extension program at the Arboretum and the gate fee should be waived. Please take a left after passing the Manor House, park in the Manor House parking lot, and walk down to the main entrance gate of the Arboretum.
Featured photo: Phyllis Smith, Natural Resources Agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, standing by oakleaf hydrangea at Reynolda Gardens.
This program is free and open to NCNPS members (due to a limit of 20 participants). Please register here. If you register, but your availability changes, kindly let us know so others can join.
Tanglewood Park is open to the public and is located in Clemmons, NC.
Most of our monthly programs (the first Wednesday of each month) are also posted on the NC Native Plant Society YouTube Channel within a couple weeks (when all goes well). Click on “Playlists” to see programs from each chapter. This fun field event is strictly in-person (no recording). We hope you’ll be inspired to plant more natives wherever you can by experiencing the beauty of the plants and their visitors. Click here to visit the Triad Chapter’s webpage.
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NOTE: The Triad Chapter has an informal listserv for members and friends in the Triad area who have events, native plants, or questions to share. To join the listserv, please write to Triadco@ncwildflower.org with your name and a little bit about your interest in being on the listserv (so we know you’re a real person in our community). NCNPS members receive notices from NCNPS, but that is not set up for community exchange, as the informal listserv is. We look forward to hearing from you!