The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s monthly hike for February will be held Saturday, February 17, at the UT Arboretum on South Illinois Avenue. The hike is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
In 2018, the UT Arboretum Society is offering a monthly hike on the third Saturday of each month. For the ninth year, the Arboretum is showcasing the February hike as the Father-Daughter Hike, but everyone, regardless of age, is welcome on this hike, a press release said.
“We encourage grandfathers to bring their granddaughters, uncles to bring their nieces, older brothers to bring their young sisters, etc.,” the press release said. “This is a great winter occasion to spend some quality time outdoors and to learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails. We’re all tired of the cold weather, so why not come out an enjoy some exercise?”
This is a short trail hike (one to 1.5 hours), the press release said.
Next month’s hike is on Saturday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.
This hike will be held outdoors and will be led by Jeff Holt, a local forester. Come to the UT Arboretum, 901 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, at 9 a.m. for refreshments before the hike. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking, the press release said.
This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society.
To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call (865) 483-7277. Celebrating 53 years in 2018, this program 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 press release said.
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.
This press release was submitted by Melanie Staten.