Join Senior Naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill on a nature hike to Rokeby’s massive oak trees, each well over 100 years old. These trees provided shade to otherwise open fields long before new growth filled in the surrounding areas. Learn about how large trees survive and prosper, how the environment affects them, and how they benefit the environment. Participants will help to take critical measurements (circumference, height, crown width) of the trees for the Vermont Big Tree registry.  If time permits, we’ll stop by some of the large white pines and shag bark hickories as well. With degrees from Yale and Harvard, Jacob Holzberg-Pill teaches ecology and land stewardship in a variety of settings, and he’s back at Rokeby due to popular demand. Participants should dress for the outdoors.


  • Occurs Saturday, September 21st, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Catherine Brooks

4334 Route 7
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456


Catherine Brooks