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The Man who Loved Trees

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Man Who Loved Trees tells the story of Frank A. Waugh (1869-1943) and his evolving love for trees. Waugh began working at Massachusetts Agricultural College (now UMass) in 1902, was a professor of landscape architecture and a pioneering advocate of native planting design. He wrote prolifically about trees and landscape design, publishing over twenty books and three hundred articles. He urged people to enjoy nature in the way that they enjoyed music or painting or sculpture. In the last eight years of his life, Waugh created at least 223 etchings, many portraying trees, but few have been viewed by the public.

Annaliese Bischoff is professor emerita of Landscape Architecture at UMass. She was inspired to write The Man Who Loved Trees after stumbling upon the prospectus for Waugh’s planned book on tree portraits. It was packed in an orange crate along with over 150 etchings and drawings Waugh had created…


October 25
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bangs Center
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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