Sacred Trees

Student Althea Gunther ’12 talks about sacred trees. The Julia Thompson Smith Chapel is the newest building on campus. Though the college is still related to the Presbyterian Church, this chapel belongs to people of all faiths. Those who enter … Continue reading

Carbon Sinks

Question: how is a southern red oak (Quercus falcata) like Atlanta‚Äôs Lake Lanier? Answer: just as a reservoir stores water, an oak stores carbon. Photosynthesis is the process by which a tree uses sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into new … Continue reading