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Notes on Historically Important NJ Native Trees And The Peoples of North America, Talk by Hubert Ling, PhD
April 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Co-Sponsored with the Somerset County Historical Society
In-person talk by Hubert Ling, PhD
Trees have always been important to everyone in the world. They provide much of the oxygen we breathe, provide lumber, fuel, food and shelter for animals and people alike. We will specifically discuss several important NJ native trees which have shaped the lives of Native Peoples and Colonials, and still impact our lives today.
View a Native NJ dwelling from the 1600’s (in reproduction); learn about the “perfect tree” which is alas almost extinct; learn how Eastern North American Natives “ground corn”; view “A First Nation gift to the world that made the present possible!”; learn more about Native American agriculture, and see the tree which helped start the Revolutionary War.
About the Speaker:
Hubert Ling has been excited about nature starting in his youth when he had to pass a test to go to a nature camp. His interest led him to a Ph.D. in Biology. He went on to work in industry and academia, focusing on microbiology, mycology, botany and general biology with many publications. He served on the board and was a counselor for Northrup Nature Camp, MA. He has also served on the board and has been a horticulturist for the NJ Native Plant Society almost since its inception and was a past president of the Plant Society. He has written many articles for the newsletters. He is an avid native plant gardener. He has shared his expertise as consultant, speaker, and field trip leader for various organizations. He is now retired from academia but is currently a monthly contributing writer for the “Gardener News”.