MAY 21-22, 2022

BIG TREE FESTIVAL

Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center will host the BIG TREE FESTIVAL celebrating Old Growth and the tall, tall trees that we love to find in the Adirondacks. The weekend will feature guided hikes into Old Growth stands, learning how to determine the age and the height of trees, contests on who can find the tallest and largest by species, food, music, fun and a tribute to Tree 103

May 21 @ 9:00 AM  10:00 PM

Learn to Measure Tree Height

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

We all love Tall Trees! Take this FREE program from Dr. Justin Waskiewicz and learn easy ways to measure a tree’s height.

May 21 @ 10:00 AM 

Old Growth Tour Elder’s Grove

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Take a guided tour through the 1675 Elder’s Grove, home to some of the largest trees in NYS! Meeting place is at the VIC. $25.00

May 21 @ 10:00 AM 

 Old Growth Tour  Doc Kudish Forrest

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Take a guided tour through the incredible Old Growth Forest located on the Paul Smith’s College lands that was recently dedicated to and named after long time professor Michal “Doc” Kudish. The Doc Kudish Natural Forest is a 76-acre stand of hemlock-northern hardwood which includes some 30 to 40 inch diameter hemlock, yellow birch, and sugar maple, and all the structural indicators of old-growth forest. $25.00

May 21 @ 1:00 PM  2:30 PM

Tree Climbing Demonstration

 
Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Paul Smith’s College Professor, Randall Swanson, Program Coordinator for the Arboriculture & Landscape Management (AALM) program will give a free tree climbing demonstration at the VIC. FREE

May 21 @ 3:00 PM  3:30 PM

Learn all about the famous “Leaning Pine”

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY
Dr. Curt Stager will present on the natural history and legend of Paul Smith’s famed “Leaning Pine” in the VIC amphitheater. A “cookie” or cutout of the actual tree showing the growth rings will be on display. FREE
May 21 @ 3:30 PM  5:30 PM

Forest Bathing a Guided Sensory Experience

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY
Forest Bathing immerses you in the sights, sounds, scents and textures of an Adirondack forest. Guided sensory activities. $15.00
May 21, 2022 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Live Music – Jeff Balerno – Big Tree Fest – Paul Smith’s VIC

Free

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY
May 21, 2022 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Live Comedy and Music show with Rusty the Logger

$20.00
Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY
May 22, 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Tree Core Demonstration to Age a Living Tree

Free
Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

May 22 @ 10:00 AM 

Old Growth Tour Elder’s Grove

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Take a guided tour through the 1675 Elder’s Grove, home to some of the largest trees in NYS! Meeting place is at the VIC. $25.00

May 22 @ 10:00 AM 

 Old Growth Tour Doc Kudish Forest

Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Take a guided tour through the incredible Old Growth Forest located on the Paul Smith’s College lands that was recently dedicated to and named after long time professor Michal “Doc” Kudish. The Doc Kudish Natural Forest is a 76-acre stand of hemlock-northern hardwood which includes some 30 to 40 inch diameter hemlock, yellow birch, and sugar maple, and all the structural indicators of old-growth forest. $25.00

May 22 @ 1:00 PM  2:30 PM

Learn to throw an Ax

 
Paul Smith’s VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Paul Smith’s College Woodsman’s team coach, Keith Braun will demo and teach axe throwing skills for the Arboriculture & Landscape Management (AALM) program will give a free tree climbing demonstration at the VIC. FREE

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