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Labor Day weekend roundup
2 Sep 2017: Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is still very much in bloom, as are the few Chinese flame trees (Koelreuteria bipinnata, pictured) on campus. Showy pink blossoms have started to light up the floss-silk trees (Ceiba speciosa). The upright male cones of Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) are plump and golden with pollen. On the shrub front, thick clusters of orange fruit light up the pyracantha around the Oval, and princess flower (Tibouchina urvilleana) has started to bloom. And of course oleander (Nerium oleander) continues to pump out flowers, as it has all summer long.
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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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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