Field Course: Venerable Trees of the Lexington Cemetery, November 23, 2013

What:  A tour of Lexington Cemetery to look at Venerable Trees.

Picture of American basswood, Tilia americana
National co-champion American basswood, Tilia americana, next to Henry Clay monument, Lexington Cemetery.

Instructors:  Tom Kimmerer, PhD, Chief Scientist at Venerable Trees Inc.

Special Guest:  Miles Penn, Horticulturist of Lexington Cemetery

When:  Saturday, November 23, 10 am to noon, Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY  (map).

We will meet just inside the cemetery entrance and will walk the grounds to look at the trees we believe to be older than the cemetery. Parking space is limited, and carpooling is a good idea. Bring your cameras and a raincoat.   In the event of severe weather, we will reschedule the event.  Please check the Venerable Trees website for last-minute updates.

This field course is free, but registration is required.  The course will be limited to the first 25 registered participants.

Register by sending an email to  Provide your name, the number of people in your party, and the age of children, if any.  You will receive a registration confirmation.  Please do not attend the course if you have not received a confirmation.

Note:  This course is suitable for attentive children 10 and over accompanied by an adult (1 child per adult).  Younger children may not find the course to their liking.  We plan on doing a children’s course in the Spring.