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Din l-Art Helwa announces that the lecture: ‘Malta’s Heritage Trees – Amazing Plant Monuments’ will be delivered by Dr. Joseph Buhagiar on Thursday, 9 June, 2016 at the Judge Caruana Curran Hall, 133, Melita Street, Valletta , at. 6.30 pm. Please note change of date from Thursday 14th.
Dr. Joseph Buhagiar, is a lecturer of Biology at the University of Malta and Director of the Argotti Botanic Gardens. In 1982 he graduated B. Ed (Hons) and continued his postgraduate studies from 1991 obtaining an M. Phil. at the University of Malta and a Ph. D. from Nottingham University where his research centred on investigations into the bioactivity of plant extracts.
Dr Buhagiar will talk about an often ignored cultural treasure of the island – indigenous and exotic trees that are special because of their antiquity, size or rarity. Monumental or Heritage trees occur in our gardens but some are scattered in unexpected locations. This lecture will allow us to explore some beautiful towering trees dating back to ancient times, some even before the era of the Knights of Malta and testimonies of remote stories and traditions.
The lecture is organized by Din l-Art Helwa, the Malta National Trust and will be delivered free of charge in English. Any donations made to this organization will be devolved to the care, restoration and enhancement of cultural heritage in Malta.
Place: Din l-Art Helwa Head Office
133 Melita Street