Annual December Potluck! Big Trees! Monday December 2!

Annual December Potluck – Bring a Dish to Pass!


Big Trees of Michigan


December 2, 2013 (Monday), 6:00 p.m. for potluck, 6:45 p.m. for talk

Speaker: Andy Sawyer, Michigan Big Tree Coordinator

People’s Church 1758 N 10th St., Oshtemo Township


Andy will provide an overview on Michigan’s Big Tree Program (, which tracks the most impressive examples of over 300 species of trees found growing in Michigan. He will describe how to measure and nominate a tree, and how the database of Big Trees is managed. Big trees are exciting in that they are impressive specimens, but they are also clues to both natural and human history. Come prepared to be impressed and to learn a little bit about where you live.


Andy is an exemplary amateur botanist living in St Joseph, and the coordinator of Michigan’s Big Tree Program. A former science teacher, he now works as a baker, and teaches home school baking classes. Those are just two of his many skills – be sure to ask him about his project documenting plant specimens found pressed in the pages of old biology textbooks!