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Virtual Lunchbox Talk: How Trees Can Save the World - And What We Can Do To Help

with Basil Camu, Treecologist, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom webinar

Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee 


During this lecture, we will explore two areas:

  1. What are some of our most pressing environmental issues? How can trees can solve these issues? Most importantly, what can we do to help? Spoiler alert: it's properly planting new trees and responsibly caring for the ones we have.
  2. How do we properly plant new trees? How can we care for existing trees in a manner that maximizes positive benefits for all members of our ecosystem? We'll teach you how to do these things, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls.


Our specific reasons may vary, but we all care about this beautiful planet we call home. Sadly, there is a lot changing here on Earth. There are issues developing that could turn our beloved home into a place that is no longer hospitable for us.


There is good news: we have simple (but not easy) solutions we can implement today. We can look to Nature for guidance. What natural processes created planetary conditions favorable to all members of our planet, including humans, mammals, birds, reptiles, and so forth? 


Trees were – and are – one of Nature’s most powerful tools for creating the planet we know and love today. If we plant many new trees and care for the ones we have, we can begin healing our planet.


Healthy trees in abundance create happy people and a vibrant planet.



This program is offered through a partnership between the North Carolina Botanical Garden and Leaf & Limb.



Registration open through 5/13/2021 12:10 PM

About the Speaker

Basil loves trees ... and soil, wildflowers, insects, bats, fungi, ecosystems - basically all of Earth. He is fully committed to caring for this beautiful planet. He is a Treecologist, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Duke graduate, and Wizard of Things at Leaf & Limb. Though trees are his passion and profession, he also loves cultivating flowers in his garden, restoring native meadows, and propagating plants from seed. Some of Basil's favorite pastimes are hanging out with his wife and sons, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, powerlifting, CrossFit, hiking, and long-distance running. His next favorite things in life are reading, garlic, traveling the world, blazing hot peppers, pickles, and anything from Lucette Grace in downtown Raleigh, in approximately that order.


This Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk will be offered via Zoom Webinar. Information for accessing the event will be distributed the week of the talk.

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