Literary Events

Susan Freinkel

When: Tue., Aug. 12, 6 p.m. 2008

What's roasting on an open fire? The American chestnut tree, long ubiquitous, was nearly wiped out in an early 20th-century plague. With nearly four billion trees dead, the species verged on extinction, writes Susan Freinkelin American Chestnut: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree. At the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden (200 Centennial Extension, Berkeley) on August 12, Freinkel discusses her fondness for the chestnut. A reception follows -- amid actual trees. 6 p.m., $5-$10.

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Price: $5-$10

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