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OAK ALLEY PLANTATION HOSTS TRAVELING EXHIBIT:

For Immediate Release                                                                      April 2, 2013

When thinking of Oak Alley Plantation, the plantation's historic alley of oak trees often comes to mind first.  So it was a natural fit for the plantation to be approached by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) to share its outdoor exhibit, "Every Tree Tells a Story."  This new exhibit features masterful photography and fascinating information regarding twelve extraordinary trees from around the United States and Puerto Rico. In support of the exhibit, twelve prize-winning and renowned photographers captured images of these seminal trees in a collection of 25 images that make up the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at Oak Alley Plantation through July of 2013.

Laura Kilcer, Curator of Collections, said, "Oak Alley Foundation's Mission is grounded in Education and Preservation. We are thrilled to be able to host "Every Tree Tells a Story," and use our own iconic Allee to support the exhibit's important themes of awareness and appreciation." 

"This exhibit is a natural fit with our core mission," according to Gary Dauphin, Director of Technology, Education, and Media Production.  "While the story of Oak Alley Plantation includes 300 years of incredible Louisiana history, that story begins with the stunning alley of live oak trees. That alley of oaks is often the most treasured feature of a visit to our historic grounds.  This exhibit builds on our mission of education, which included historical landscapes." 

The Oak Alley historic grounds are managed and maintained by the Oak Alley Foundation, a non-profit educational trust founded to keep the historic oaks and antebellum mansion open to the public.  With this new addition, visitors to Oak Alley get to enjoy its 25 acres of historic grounds and gardens, outdoor exhibits, antebellum mansion, and now this exciting new exhibit from TCLF.

TCLF Board Chair Shaun Saer Duncan of New Orleans, who was instrumental in bringing the exhibition to Oak Alley, said "Trees are defining characteristics of cities and neighborhoods around the country as they are at Oak Alley.  This exhibition beautifully illustrates exceptional trees and tree groupings and the diverse stories they help tell." 

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (www.tclf.org) provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.

The Davey Tree Expert Company (www.davey.com) is a major sponsor of this exhibit and has been offering horticultural services in North America since 1880. Currently, Davey operates throughout North America, providing tree, shrub and lawn care, utility services, landscape management and consulting services.

Since 1979, Davey has been owned by its employees who take seriously their responsibility to provide horticultural expertise, industry leadership and to serve as responsible stewards of the environment. Davey's support of The Cultural Landscape Foundation and American Forests demonstrates their dedication to the preservation of trees and the environment for future generations so they can enjoy the aesthetic and social benefits a healthy landscape provides.

"Every Tree Tells A Story" will be on display at Oak Alley Plantation through July of 2013.

Press contact:

Debra Mayhew
Director of Marketing
dmayhew@OakAlleyPlantation.org

Oak Alley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit trust organized and operated exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes.  It's Trustees are charged with maintaining and preserving the mansion (Big House) and surrounding twenty-eight (28) acre National Historic Landmark site for public exhibition as an historical monument to the times and area in which the property was built and for the instruction, education, enlightenment, information, edification and cultural benefit of the citizens of the State of Louisiana, the United States and the public generally.

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