Tree Talks

Four Seasonal Events + Publication

Tree Talks: Populus tremuloides is an art project by Ben Kinsley that features a year-long series of gatherings focused on understanding a single tree through a multitude of perspectives. The project centers on Populus tremuloides (Quaking Aspen), the most broadly distributed tree in North America and Colorado’s only widespread, native, deciduous tree. Once per season, the public is invited to gather around a grove of Quaking Aspen at Kenosha Pass, Colorado and hear lectures by experts from diverse fields—ranging from ecologists to poets—who each share their knowledge of the tree. As part of the project, Kinsley is recording each of the gatherings, which will be compiled and later released as a limited-edition vinyl album and publication that encapsulates a multivocal story about a Quaking Aspen grove at Kenosha Pass.

Event Details:
Fall (October 15, 2021):
Winter (January 16, 2022):
Spring (June 5, 2022):
Summer (August 5, 2022):


This project is produced by Black Cube with support by a CRCW grant from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs