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'Why World Needs Big Trees' Friday, Oct. 6 at USU's Science Unwrapped

Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2017

Forest ecologist Jim Lutz

USU forest ecologist Jim Lutz is featured Science Unwrapped speaker Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in USU's Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

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Science Unwrapped features hands-on learning activities all ages can enjoy together. The Oct. 6 presentation focuses on the world's big trees.

I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree.

Many of us share American poet Joyce Kilmer’s appreciation for trees, but how much do we know about the world’s really big trees and why they’re important to us?

Utah State University forest ecologist Jim Lutz explores this question at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Friday, Oct. 6.

“Big trees can be hundreds or thousands of years old, but few trees in forests reach these elite sizes,” he says. “Around the world, big trees are unique.”

An assistant professor in USU’s Department of Wildland Resources and the USU Ecology Center, Lutz presents “Why the World Needs Big Trees,” at 7 pm in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on USU’s Logan campus.

Hosted by USU’s College of Science, admission is free and all ages are welcome. Refreshments and hands-on learning activities conducted by USU students and faculty members, along with community groups, follow Lutz’s talk.

The Oct. 6 presentation is the second of Science Unwrapped’s Fall 2017 Ecology! Series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the USU Ecology Center. An additional presentation is scheduled for Nov. 3.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page

Related links:
USU College of Science 

Contact: Nancy Huntly, 435-797-2555,
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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