Malta’s Heritage Trees – Amazing Plant Monuments: DLH lecture

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Malta’s Heritage Trees - Amazing Plant Monuments: DLH lectureDin l-Art Helwa has announced that the lecture: 'Malta's Heritage Trees – Amazing Plant Monuments,' will be delivered by Dr. Joseph Buhagiar on Thursday, the 21st of January at the Judge Caruana Curran Hall, 133, Melita Street, Valletta, at. 6.30pm. Please note the change of date from Thursday, the 14th.

Dr. Joseph Buhagiar, is a lecturer of Biology at the University of Malta and Director of the Argotti Botanic Gardens. In 1982 he graduated B. Ed (Hons) and continued his postgraduate studies from 1991 obtaining an M. Phil. at the University of Malta and a Ph. D. from Nottingham University where his research centred on investigations into the bioactivity of plant extracts.

Dr Buhagiar will talk about an often ignored cultural treasure of the island – indigenous and exotic trees that are special because of their antiquity, size or rarity. Monumental or Heritage trees occur in our gardens but some are scattered in unexpected locations.

This lecture will allow the audience to explore some beautiful towering trees dating back to ancient times, some even before the era of the Knights of Malta and testimonies of remote stories and traditions.

The lecture is organised by Din l-Art Helwa, "the Malta National Trust" and will be delivered free of charge in English. Any donations made to this organisation will be devolved to the care, restoration and enhancement of cultural heritage in Malta.

For further information: info@dinlarthelwa.org www.dinlarthelwa.org or tel 21225952.

Photograph: Ancient Carob Tree at Xemxija

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