Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Really Old Growth Forests—A Natural History of North America's Fossil Forests"
Elisabeth Wheeler, Professor Emeritus, NC State University

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of our National Park System. Among the natural treasures the NPS protects for us are remnants of ancient forests. October 15 is National Fossil Day so this is an especially good time for a virtual visit to some of North America's fossil forests (a.k.a. arboreta in stone), including those in Yellowstone National Park, Big Bend National Park, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

Petrified Forest National Park


Thursday evening is the first night of the State Fair. Parking may be limited along Beryl Road. Overflow parking is available at the Brickhaven Building on the corner of Beryl Road and Brickhaven Drive. The Brickhaven Building is located next to the JCRA towards the Beltline (I-440). It's a two story, brick building with a glass block atrium.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.