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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.
Fall color starts at Stanford
22 Oct 2017: Fall brings colorful leaves, fruits and a few flowers.
Autumn Purple ash (Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Purple’, pictured) is our earliest fall color, and is usually bare by Halloween. The rich vermilions and oranges of sweetgums (Liquidambar styraciflua) and of Chinese pistaches (Pistacia chinensis) seem unusually early this year. Red oak (Quercus rubra) seems to be redder than usual. Also check out the reds of silver maple (Acer saccharinum) and yellows of catalpa (Catalpa speciosa). Some ginkgoes are just starting to turn, leading up to their grand golden display in late November to mid December.
Enjoy floss-silk tree’s exotic pink flowers; they won’t last for much longer. Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo, A. ‘Marina’) has clusters of white flowers, with some of last winter’s fruit now ripening. Bright red and orange fruit adorn hawthorns (Crataegus spp.).
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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Strange Oaks of Stanford
Jun 11, 2016. Join expert arborist and oak specialist Dave Muffly (hands pictured) 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.
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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