This Old Tree

The Katsura at Dumbarton Oaks

April 11, 2023 Doug Still Season 1 Episode 14
This Old Tree
The Katsura at Dumbarton Oaks
Show Notes

Meet the charming old katsura tree in Beatrix Farrand’s famous garden at Dumbarton Oaks. It might be the oldest katsura in North America, or maybe not, but its origins relate to the burgeoning interest in Japanese trees and plants in the second half of the 19th century when Japan opened up to the world. Listen in, as the tree receives some traditional care from Japanese Master Gardener Kurato Fujimoto.

Ron Henderson
Founding Principal
Lirio Landscape Architecture
Professor of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism
Illinois Institute of Technology

Kurato Fujimoto
Master Gardener
Kenroku-en Garden

Johann (Hans) Friedl
Masters Student of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
Illinois Institute of Technology

Jonathan Kavalier
Director of Gardens and Grounds
Dumbarton Oaks

Abner Aldarondo
Humanities Fellow
Dumbarton Oaks

Consulting Editor
David Still II

Theme Music
Diccon Lee,

Dahn Hiuni,

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