At our annual Music in the Trees event, we invite the community to celebrate the restoration of an aging red pine grove at Belwin through music and performance. For the past few years, we’ve posted these informational slides at the site in order to educate visitors on the history this particular grove as well as the surrounding area. We want to share them with you here again.

As you read about the history of the region, from a distant ice age to recent environmental movements, we invite you to consider the sustainability of the red pines that may live near you now, or others you’ve encountered. Understanding the longer-term ecology of our region can help inform the work of keeping our natural world healthy today.

Female figure wearing large bison head in the woods

If you enjoyed Music in the Trees, check out our other events! Visit our events page for more information.

Animals Bison Land Management Notes from the Land Partnerships Seasonal


We are currently holding events at Belwin in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please see individual event descriptions for details regarding COVID-19 safety measures. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and will modify events as needed in order to follow current public health recommendations.

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