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Late fall color on campus
12 Dec 2017:
Ginkgo (pictured) is in full golden display right now. Our birches ( and Betula jacquemontii ) also show vivid yellow fall color. The rich vermilions and oranges of Betula pendula sweetgums ( Liquidambar styraciflua) will continue into January. 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.
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Tree Walk: Trees of Stanford
9 Dec 2017: With expert arborist Dave Muffly. View a stunning
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. Quercus nigra Photos of the event.
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.
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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