November Color on Campus
Fall color crests this month, with Chinese pistache and liquidambar or sweetgum (pictured) being our show-stoppers; both have similar palettes (gold to scarlet) and both extend into December. Ginkgo glows golden yellow in earnest in the latter part of the month, though some of our best ones peak in December.
Ashes provide a clearer yellow (Moraine ash and species American ash) and purple (Raywood ash), and crape myrtle (just having ended its blooming season) starts to turn orange to red, depending on the cultivar, peaking at the end of the month. And then there are the maples, in particular trident and Japanese maples.
Strawberry tree continues to pump out its dangling, creamy-rose clusters of blossoms; note the fruit in various colorful stages of ripeness.
Arnold Soforenko Award
25 Jan 2018: Our “one-of-a-kind” website’s editors 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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