September Color on Campus
The showy, orchid-like pink blossoms of floss-silk trees (Ceiba speciosa) are easily the highlight of the month. Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) are still very much in bloom for a few weeks more, as are the few Chinese flame trees (Koelreuteria bipinnata, pictured) on campus. The upright male cones of Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) are plump and golden with pollen. On the shrub front, the pyracantha around the Oval is thick with clusters of orange fruit, 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.
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.
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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.
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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