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A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us - TALK CANCELED

Frances Young Hall

Thursday, June 16, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

and Sunday, July 31, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

No charge – Included with Garden Admission

Speaker:  Dr. Matt Ritter, BA. Microbiology, Ph.D. in Plant Developmental Biology


Dr. Matt Ritter’s presentation will be a photographic exposé of the lives and stories of some of the fascinating trees featured in his new book “A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us”—a new natural history and identification guide to urban and suburban trees in California.  Those who live in California need not travel to exotic places to see an eclectic mix of trees from all corners of the earth; one only need stroll down a local street and look up. The state's agreeable Mediterranean climate and rich horticultural history have converged to populate our towns and cities with thousands of different species of native and ornamental trees. Matt will use his photographs, insight, and humor to share stories, cultivation and identification tips, and natural history of California's common and exotic trees. More information on the book can be found at


Book sales will follow presentation.  Cost of book: $20.00

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