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.
What’s in Bloom during Passover & Holy Week
13 Apr 2017 – Don’t miss the sublimely fragrant snow-laden Chinese fringe trees (Chionanthus retusus).
The orange-red spikes of red horse-chestnut (Aesculus × carnea) are in full bloom, with California buckeye (Aesculus californica) budding vigorously.
Pink ‘Kwanzan’ and white ‘Amanogawa’ ornamental cherries (Prunus serrulata) are in peak bloom – the last of the cherry parade.
Black locusts (Robinia pseudoacacia and R. × ambigua) are putting on a good show, in their own understated way.
This is also a good time to observe the pale “candles” of new growth on Italian stone pines (Pinus pinea).
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Oaks at Stanford: A Review of the Past & Glimpse of the Future
June 11, 2016. Join expert arborist and oak specialist Dave Muffly in the Stanford Arboretum as we explore a decade of experimentation with new oak species at Stanford. A variety of new oak species and hybrids have been planted, such as chestnut-leaved oak, Mt. Tabor’s oak, and Palestine oak. They grow alongside native trees both mature and recently planted. This juxtaposition provides a powerful introduction to one of the hottest topics in biosciences today, the question of whether to incorporate climate change adaptivity into our landscape choices.
Presented by Canopy.
Savoring Stanford’s Trees: A Campus Contemplative Walk
Nov 2016. Explore some of campus’s most diverse plant species in and around the main quad, as part of
Contemplation by Design Summit
week. Open to all. Register for Nov 5 at 10 am, Nov 5 at 1 pm, or Nov 6 at 1 pm.
Separate walks led concurrently by Herb Fong and Sairus Patel.
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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