Champion Trees and Old Growth
A Rhode Island 'Expedition' with “The Tree People”
Named a Preservationist of the Decade by
Yankee Magazine, Matthew ‘Twig’ Largess and
fellow Treehugger and co-host, Daryl "Arrowwood"
Ward lead the way into – and out of – the forest!
Walk among the giants! Examine riparian
exemplars. Take the measure of urban champions and gaze up
into ancient canopies – all right here Rhode Island.
This 'expedition' brings you to
magnificent old growth forests and champion trees in urban,
suburban and wilderness environments. With more than 25
years of coast-to-coast forestry experience, ‘Twig’
maintains a magical sense of wonder, and brings a wealth of
knowledge to his lectures and stories.
‘Twig’ makes every tree memorable, every
forest unforgettable. You may want to bring your GPS, camera
and binoculars for this great outdoor adventure. Suitable
for every level of interest and expertise.
Includes sites in and near:
Portsmouth ▪ Newport ▪
Exeter ▪ Providence ▪ Central Falls ▪ Cumberland
Join in this extraordinary journey.
$49.00 plus RI sales tax
*Boxed lunch, all fees and admissions, guide,
at Warwick Mall (near Firestone and Target)
Approx. 4:30 pm
for the weather. Sturdy shoes recommended. Also
bring: Filled water bottle, GPS – to mark locations
of potential champions! Some locations may not be
completely accessible to those with disabilities.
*Lunch Choices: Ham, roast beef,
turkey. Bulky roll or wheat wrap. Vegetarian lunch
available upon request.
Though never required, it is customary
to personally extend a gratuity to your motorcoach driver
and your tour guide. A modest ‘thank you’ would be a dollar
or two per person, or more if it is well earned, within your
budget and commensurate to their service. Group collections
Please see our FAQ page for important
details about your tour.