“Are Eucalyptus Trees Going To Kill Us All?” Talk by Jack Gescheidt – Aug 15, 2015

Jack Gescheidt of the Tree Spirit Project, uses a unique method to draw attention to threatened forests: He gets volunteers of all ages to pose nude among the trees to create art photographs. He came to Sutro Forest two years ago. (See: Tree Spirit Project in Sutro Forest and The Making of the Tree Spirit Project in Sutro Forest.)

Jack_Gescheidt_TreeSpirit_Sutro_Forest_0026_550p_WEB Jack Gescheidt Tree Spirit ProjectNow – together with a number of other groups – he’s fighting the destruction of 450,000 trees in the East Bay. Here’s an NBC report: NBC report on East Bay Tree Destruction

But he’s also using less unconventional methods. Here’s his email about a presentation he will be giving  on  August 15, 2015 in San Rafael.

“Please share news of my presentation — ARE EUCALYPTUS TREES GOING TO KILL US ALL?!” — about eucalyptus trees, the native vs. non-native issue, invasive species, and the plan to cut down hundreds of thousands of trees in the SF Bay Area. Marin and SF both have deforestation campaigns for the same reasons, so I see this as a big issue beyond just the East Bay (as you all know).

“WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 7:30pm at Open Secret Community Center & Bookstore, #923 C St., San Rafael, CA. (3 blocks from the Rafael Film Center).”

(Tickets information:  $10 Advance Tickets: call Open Secret with credit card: 415.457.4191; or $15 at the door)

“EVENT DETAILS (webpage): http://treespiritproject.com/events
All are welcome, from all sides of these issues. Audience participation will be encouraged; a lively evening expected.”

It sounds interesting, and we hope he’ll draw in people who don’t yet know about the devastation planned, or don’t understand what it will actually mean for the Bay Area.


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