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No Tree Is an Island – Joe Murray

October 20 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Trees are gregarious organisms that have formed mutualistic relationships with members of all five kingdoms of life on earth. Working with your trees to help them establish their interconnected webs, above and below ground, makes not only landscape management more sustainable, but enables trees to be more resilient to stress factors and climate change.

Joe’s educational background includes the completion of a Masters of Science in Plant Pathology from Virginia Tech, Masters in Teaching from the University of Richmond, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Radford University. Joe is an ISA certified arborist, certified utility arborist, and a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification instructor. Joe, a former college biology professor, is a trainer for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, independent consulting arborist, and a writer. When Joe is not hiking or participating in research projects in the Blue Ridge Mountains, he morphs into a tree biology educator, traveling around the United States teaching and learning about trees and people.

Weather permitting, this will be a walk-and-talk presentation. Dress appropriately and consider bringing a small portable stool or chair for your comfort.


  • Each program is limited to 20 participants. Dress appropriately and consider bringing a small portable stool or chair for your comfort. We will start from the Boxerwood Lodge (963 Ross Road) just outside Lexington.
  • Parking is free for members of Boxerwood and $5/car for non-members.
  • Programs are free, but suggested free-will donation for each program is $12/person to support maintenance of Boxerwood’s gardens.

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October 20
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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