Assisi Tree Walk
June 6, 6:30pm-7:30pm (Central Time)
Location: Assisi Heights Canticle Park, 14th Street NW, Rochester, Minnesota. Click Here for map.
Special Notes: This event will take place outdoors, in Assisi Heights Canticle Park and surrounding grounds. Entry into the Assisi Heights building is not permitted at this time. Please park in the Canticle Park parking lot (Parking Map included above) and join the group in the grassy area. Despite the signage, we are open for limited sponsored events only, so you will still see the closure signs at the entrance to Assisi Heights. All participants are requested to wear their masks while on Assisi Heights property. (Event is subject to updated COVID-19 guidelines.)
In response to Laudato Sí, encyclical of Pope Francis, the Franciscans are rising to the current and urgent call to respond to the cry of the earth to plant new native trees. Trees assist with the oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, provide shade, give food for birds and, in mature days, give themselves over for construction materials. Our walk will traverse the property, observing, identifying and discussing the characteristics and benefits of different varieties of trees. Please wear walking shoes.
This program will be narrated by Angela Gupta, U of M Forester.
In the event of inclement weather, program may be rescheduled. Please check for updates prior to the program.