Hello, fellow Tree-Nerds! I’m excited to announce that I’m helping host a tree tour of the University of Alberta campus on the afternoon of Saturday, June 1st, and lead by professor emeritus Bruce Dancik. The University of Alberta campus contains an impressive collection of interesting and uncommon trees from around the world and Bruce Dancik quite likely has the most complete knowledge of the collection.
Bruce Dancik spent most of his career at the University of Alberta where he taught woody plants and tree improvement courses, supervised over 50 grad students and post-doctoral fellows, and conducted research in forest genetics and ecology. He published nearly 100 papers in the fields of gene-ecology, forest genetics, and ecology and is known for his expertise in scientific publishing. For 26 years he was the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Science Publishing, the largest scientific publisher in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and still enjoys reading science-related papers as well as angling literature, which he has collected for over 60 years.
The initial intent of the tree tour is to capture Bruce’s depth and breadth of knowledge on video and audio recording and to preserve it for future generations. While this is still the case, we’ve decided that it would be a shame to close the tour off to the general public. So I’m excited to say that we’re offering 15 tickets for a small fee of $15. All proceeds will go towards the rental of some audio equipment and an honorarium for Dr.Dancik.
The tour will be leaving from Alumni House (11515 Saskatchewan Drive NW) at 12:30 sharp, rain or shine and end at 4:00 back at the same location.
Location: Alumni House (11515 Saskatchewan Drive NW)
Date: June 1, 2019
Start: 12:30 pm sharp
End: 4:00 pm