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Peter Del Tredici

July 6, 2020

They grow in empty lots, along railroad tracks, even in the cracks of sidewalks. They are wild urban plants, and most of us don’t give them a second glance. But they are important parts of an urban ecosystem. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PETER DEL TREDICI. He is a botanist specializing in trees. He retired from Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum after 35 years as a plant propagator, bonsai curator, editor of Arnoldia, Director of Living Collections, and Senior Research Scientist. He is also the author of WILD URBAN PLANTS OF THE NORTHEAST: A FIELD GUIDE.