Winthrop Rockefeller Institute hosts Champion Tree exhibit

Linda Williams Palmer’s Champion Trees art exhibit will be on display at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute through the end of August.

The exhibit first toured the state from 2012-2014.

The focus of Palmer’s exhibit are the Champion Trees of Arkansas. Champion Trees are the largest of each species that grows in the state. They are measured and verified by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

“One of the most rewarding things about this has been when people come up to me and say, ‘I’ll never look at trees the same way again,’” Palmer said.

Palmer’s pieces are done in colored pencil and were the subject of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s 2014 documentary film “Champion Trees.”

“In Arkansas, we have a unique connection to our natural resources,” said Janet Harris, director of programs at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. “This exhibit is a celebration of some of our most treasured resources – our trees.”

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