Popular Program is Offered for Sixth Year

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend some father-daughter quality time outdoors?  Come out to the University of Tennessee Arboretum for a fun, short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours) on Saturday, February 20.

This is a great winter occasion to get some outdoor exercise with your daughters or granddaughters of any age. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking.

The hike will be led by forester Jeff Holt. The hike is sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society. Come to the UT Arboretum parking lot, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m.  Refreshments will be served before the hike.

This is a free event and donations are welcome to help support the UT Arboretum Society and its programs.

Celebrating 51 years in 2016, this walk is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call 483-3571.