How to Draw a Tree

Graphic map route for How To Draw A Tree. Each stop is marked with a leaf drawing and a corresponding number.
The route map of Dawn’s sound walk How to Draw a Tree.

Welcome to Dawn Matheson’s sound walk. The title, HOW TO DRAW A TREE, is a play on words. It’s not really about drawing trees, though, you can if you want.  This project looks at ways in which we can draw trees and nature to us for our mutual benefit…I believe that we’ve come apart and that is making us both ill. So, that is what we are doing on this walk—finding ways to get back together.

This is the virtual and accessible version of their sound walk for those who are unable to experience it onsite in The Arboretum.

Click on the sound files in the order they appear below and explore the image and video galleries while you are listening.

Begin here – Stop 0

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Stop 0

Introductions and Instructions

Stop 1

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SW corner of the parking lot at the large
Freeman’s Maple

Listen to Stop One

Stop 2

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Entrance to Wild Goose Woods / Freeman’s Maple

Listen to Stop Two

Stop 3

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Just before the Boardwalk

Listen to Stop Three

Stop 4

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Peter’s Yellow Birch

Listen to Stop Four

Stop 5

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Listen to Stop Five

Stop 6

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Park in the Garden Sculpture

Listen to Stop Six

Stop 7

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Japanese Garden

Listen to Stop Seven

Stop 8

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Shrubbery Grove

Listen to Stop Eight

Stop 9

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Entrance to W-C Memorial Forest Trail

Listen to Stop Nine

Stop 10

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Disc Golf Cage – Look out to Octopus Tree

Listen to Stop Ten

Stop 11

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Ponderosa Pine

Listen to Stop Eleven

Stop 12

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Silver Maple near Ivy Trail

Listen to Stop Twelve

Stop 13

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Listen to Stop Thirteen

Stop 14

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Listen to Stop Fourteen

Stop 15

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Return to the Katsuras

Listen to Stop Fifteen

Location 16

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Johntson Green: Future Site of the Tree Wellness Circle

This isn’t a stop on this walk, but it is the future site of Tree Wellness Circle.