Saturday, November 17: Bronwyn Chester's Tree Dedication Ceremony
Join us to remember Bronwyn Chester (1957-2012), who cherished McGill’s leafy legacy with heart, mind and soul. This event will pay tribute to her chosen tree, the hardy Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis), which has been planted behind the Museum. Martin Lechowicz will give a tribute to her astounding public engagement with trees and McGill’s planted landscape.
Everyone welcome, no reservation necessary.
To contribute to a special fund set up for McGill’s planted landscape please send a cheque made out to Bronwyn Chester Fund, McGill University or Allocation # 05187. Mail to: Donation and Record Services, McGill University, Martlet House, 1430 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3T3.
INFO about Bronwyn’s tree: Amelanchier laevis , commonly known as the Shadbush, Smooth Serviceberry, or Indian Pear, likes to grow in slightly shaded areas. Bronwyn liked it because it is one of the earliest native trees to produce fruit. As she said in her article about this species: “one of the advantages of the serviceberry is that is a small tree, making the fruit easy to pick. A sweet city is a city, which in my books, has fruit for the picking! “
Read Bronwyn's article about the Service berry: Paying service to service berries