Every Tree Tells a Story Photography Exhibition Travels to Longue Vue

Longue Vue House and Gardens will unveil the Every Tree Tells a Story traveling photography exhibition on February 6, 2014. Originally curated in 2010 bythe now defunct American Photo magazine, Every Tree Tells a Story was produced The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), in partnership with The Davey Tree Expert Company, as part of TCLF’s Landslide® program.The exhibition focuses on the irreplaceable trees and tree groupings that recall our nation’s past and have the potential to bear witness to coming generations, commanding the same awe and admiration that our culture bestows upon the arts, architecture and design.

On display will be images from 12 different locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico that showcase sentinel and specimen trees, allées and boulevards, urban forests, formal and vernacular. The images by renowned photographers were published in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of American Photo magazine.

Russell Hart, former Executive Editor at American Photo magazine, commissioned the photography and stated, "These aren't just pretty pictures of old trees. They are important photographers' studies of unique specimens in context, from parklands to roadsides. Each of the trees or groups of trees is seen through the lens of an artist's sensibility, in spectacular prints—and the images are as different as they could be."

The exhibition will be on display at the Longue Vue Gate House from February 6 through April 13, 2014. A public opening reception will be held at Longue Vue on February 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The local installation was made possible with the support of Bayou Tree Service.

About Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens ( is an eight-acre estate comprised of a Classical Revival-style house and 14 distinct gardens, including an interactive children’s garden and a one-acre native plants garden. The former home of philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue currently serves as an educational, environmental, and cultural resource for the public. 

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) ( is a 15-year-old non-profit foundation that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. 

About The Davey Tree Expert Company
The Davey Tree Expert Company ( 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.

About Bayou Tree Service
Bayou Tree Service  ( is one of the premier tree preservation firms of Louisiana and Mississippi dedicated to the care and preservation of the areas’ historic trees since 1980.