The guided walk was hosted by The Friends of the Central Experimental Farm (FCEF)
The tour leaders were Owen Clarkin and Roman Popadiouk. Owen Clarkin's enthusiasm for everything about trees was infectious. He and his colleague Roman (who has a PhD in Forest Ecology from Moscow University) shared their knowledge with the large crowd.
|10K run map showing arboretum|
|Guided Tour Area #1|
The map above is the detailed area where the first part of our tour took place. The group of folks that attended the tour was quite large and many were taking notes and photographs. There were lots of questions that our two tour guides were very happy to answer.
|Tour guide Owen Clarkin|
|The trees have labels with their common name (in e/f)|
and their latin name
|Artist David W. Jones in the group (upper right) listening to Owen Clarkin|
I met David at the arboretum and he told me of a video that existed of him painting at the Dominion Arboretum. David has painted at the arboretum many times.
I thought this video of David would be a perfect way to close this blog post about the amazing trees that can be seen at the Dominion Arboretum.