Fred Breglia

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Feb. 18, with Fred Breglia, executive director of Landis Arboretum, Duanesburg, N.Y. He will present “Ancient Forests and Champion Trees of New York State and Beyond” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Breglia has spent the past 15 years searching for, exploring and documenting ancient forests. This presentation will highlight his findings. He will explain how to recognize the characteristics that make up old growth forests as he presents a virtual tour of the largest and oldest trees in the northeast. 

Breglia is a certified arborist with more than 26 years of experience in the green industry.  He is a nationally known, award-winning arborist, frequent speaker and educator.  Capital District residents know him well as the “Tree Man,” a regular guest on WAMC’s Vox Pop Radio Show.


Our mission is to preserve the stately historic campus landscape, to build upon the diversity of the collection with sustainable species and to reinforce the aesthetic character of the campus. It seeks to provide visitors with a broader understanding of the campus landscape and promote long-term stewardship of the environment.


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Parking is available near the building. All Arboretum events are free and open to the public and everyone interested in gardens and landscapes is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

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