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TREES AND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD: AN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE
October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TREES AND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD: AN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE on Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm at the Newton Free Library in the Druker Auditorium Explore the relationship of trees and people around the world as well as the historic significance of some of our very own native trees. Many cultures consider trees sacred because of their daily interdependence, something that we've lost in today's modern world. See first hand, how people's lives depend on trees for food, protection, fuel, medicine, religion, shelter and even transportation. Learn about interesting concepts such as cosmic trees and trees of life. Share images from over 40 years of worldwide travel through the eyes of a true tree lover. Matthew Foti is the President of Matthew R. Foti Landscape Design & Construction, Inc. He has been an active member of the Massachusetts tree care industry for more than 40 years. He is an UMass graduate and past president of The Massachusetts Arborist Association and a certified arborist. Matt received the VISTA Award from the Massachusetts Arborists Association in 2002, recognizing outstanding tree care professionals who demonstrate: Vision, Integrity, Service, Talent and Action. As featured arborist for WGBH's This Old House from 1988 to 2015, Matt has provided tree care advice to millions of viewers. When Matt is not pioneering new tree care methods, he is searching out old trees in remote corners of the world.