Generations

[For this project I worked with arborist Dan Weise and conducted research on the history of Connecticut forestry in order to determine the ages of every individual tree within a 5,000 square foot section of young deciduous forest and place them in the historical context of the environmental events which had impacted their lives. I grouped and color-banded the trees according to what human generational group they would belong to in order to make the timeframe relatable, and produced a text which combined events important to American generational cohorts (The Great Depression, JFK assassination, 9/11), and those specific to this local forest (e.g. blights, droughts, fires). I presented the work via a guided walk for visitors, and read from the script by way of introduction.]