Carson National Forest Speaker Series presents ‘If Trees Could Talk: Peeled Trees in the Picuris Mountains’

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Patricia Corral, Carson National Forest Assistant Archaeologist, will be the featured speaker for the latest Carson National Forest presentation Thursday (Oct.11) from 5 to 6 p.m. at the main Carson National Forest office at 208 Cruz Alta Rd in Taos, NM

Thirty years ago archaeologists discovered over 500 culturally peeled ponderosa pine trees in the Warm Springs area of the Camino Real District. These living artifacts have provided important information about ancient land use patterns and traditional plant uses.

If Trees Could Talk: Peeled Trees in the Picuris Mountains, will focus on an innovative ethnographic approach to peeled tree research done by Patricia Corral in the 1990s. Find out what Jicarilla Apache, Hispano and Picuris elders shared about this amazing resource.

For more information, please contact Patricia Corral at: 575-758-6273 or via email at: pcorral@fs.fed.us.