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Midwinter color on campus
13 Jan 2017: Yes, the earliest saucer magnolia on campus has started to bloom (do you know where it is? hint: Citrus Central), but we will not focus on magnolias yet since we aren’t done with all that fall has to offer. The latest fall color ginkgos are along Escondido Mall; some leaves still remain. And the latest fall color sweetgums (Liquidambar styraciflua) on campus, nestled in the Hummingbird Garden next to the entrance of Green Library’s East Wing, are still going strong. Bare Himalayan birch (Betula jacquemontii) shows its brilliant white bark, and strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo, A. ‘Marina’) has clusters of white flowers, with some of last winter’s fruit now ripening. The star of campus fruits right now is Pyracantha (pictured), however, even though persimmons (Diospyros kaki) continue to adorn the top of the tree on Canfield Court (bring your own ladder).
9 May 2017 – Stanford’s popular podcast on planetary change features the ginkgo, interviewing Sir Peter Crane, former director of Kew and acclaimed author of Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot, and Sairus Patel, Trees.stanford.edu co-editor.
Also see Ginkgo biloba on Trees.stanford.edu.
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Tree Walk: Trees of Stanford
9 Dec 2017: With expert arborist Dave Muffly. View a stunning Quercus nigra and learn about the decade of experimentation with hybrid oaks, which grow alongside mature oaks, both native and otherwise. Meet between Frost and Bing. Presented by Canopy. Photos of the event.
The Hidden Life of Trees Book Discussion · Cantor Center Tree Walk
1–9 Nov 2017. Contemplation by Design Week at Stanford offers various tree-related events, including a book discussion on nature and interconnectedness, and contemplative nature/tree walks around the Cantor Center.
Trees of Stanford: A Walk through Time
Oct 10, 2015. Panel discussion with celebrated tree experts:
Herb Fong Stanford Grounds guru for over 36 years.
Matt Ritter Author of “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us.”
Dave Muffly Senior Arborist for Apple.
Moderated by Sairus Patel.
Guided tree walks afterwards. Co-presented by Canopy and the Stanford Historical Society.
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