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January Color on Campus
Citrus trees groan heavy with fruit, most of it still ripening. While in the History Corner’s Citrus Courtyard, enjoy the pink and white tepals of campus’ earliest blooming saucer magnolia, its nearby compatriots budding heavily, promising a good two-month run. The white blossoms of evergreen pear, with their characteristic yeasty-spicy fragrance, open mid-month and will peak in February. Bailey’s acacia also bursts into bloom mid-month, and michelia sometimes as well.
Bare Himalayan birch dazzles with its brilliant white bark. Firethorn (pyracantha), pictured, is aflame in red and orange fruit. Persimmons continue to adorn the top of the tree in Canfield Court (bring your own ladder).
For fall color chasers: campus’ very last ginkgos to hold some of their golden goodness are along Escondido Mall south of the Quad; they’re bare by mid-month. And the sweetgums nestled in the Hummingbird Garden next to the entrance of Green Library’s East Wing hold their fall color throughout the month.
By Olivia Mitchel. The Stanford Daily, 29 November 2018.
Arnold Soforenko Award
25 Jan 2018: The editors of our “one-of-a-kind” website were awarded Canopy’s Arnold Soforenko Award at Palo Alto’s City Hall. The award recognizes “significant contributions to our local urban forest.” Read more ›
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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.
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.
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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