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Tree Walk: Trees of Stanford
9 Dec 2017, 10 am (rescheduled), 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 near Frost. Presented by Canopy. RSVP.
Fall color starts at Stanford
22 Oct 2017: Fall brings colorful leaves, fruits and a few flowers.
Autumn Purple ash (Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Purple’, pictured) is our earliest fall color, and is usually bare by Halloween. The rich vermilions and oranges of sweetgums (Liquidambar styraciflua) and of Chinese pistaches (Pistacia chinensis) seem unusually early this year. Red oak (Quercus rubra) seems to be redder than usual. Also check out the reds of silver maple (Acer saccharinum) and yellows of catalpa (Catalpa speciosa). Some ginkgoes are just starting to turn, leading up to their grand golden display in late November to mid December.
Enjoy floss-silk tree’s exotic pink flowers; they won’t last for much longer. 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.
Also see Ginkgo biloba on Trees.stanford.edu.
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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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