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The Art and Soul of Hardwood Bottomland Forest Restoration

February 13, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Since 2004 Environmental Curator, David Baker, has been tasked with the monumental job of restoring our 7.66-acre Bottomland Hardwood Forest to a functioning habitat. From natural disasters to the reappearance of the Cutleaf Grape Fern, he has many stories to tell about the adventures of preserving these woods. By removing the two dominant invasive species, Chinese Privet and Chinese Tallow, from the understory of the forest floor Baker has made way for the germination of a new legacy of hardwood seedlings.

On Sunday, February 13th, A Studio in the Woods invites you to learn more about his processes and how important the removal is to future forest health.

The talk is the inaugural installment of Longue Vue House and Gardens’ new “Sunday Salon” series: a bi-monthly gathering of diverse voices exploring the intersection of art, culture and environment. Scheduled to run through November 2011, this year’s series will be themed around the five Chinese elements of wood, water, fire, metal and earth.

To learn more about David’s lecture and restoration work at ASITW, please email him at [email protected]

To support the work of A Studio in the Woods, please follow this link http://www.astudiointhewoods.org/sitw/?page_id=38


February 13, 2011
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Rd
New Orleans, LA


A Studio in the Woods
(504) 392-4460