Learn about your local trees!

Thursday Apr 07 2011   12:30:00
San Luis Obispo City County Library  , San Luis Obispo, CA  map

Thursday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m.
Matthew Ritter
, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book. The general meeting for the Central Coast Urban Forest Council (CCUFC) and lunch will precede the presentation. At 2:00 p.m., City Arborist Ron Combs will lead a walk and talk about trees Downtown.
San Luis Obispo City County Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
The talk is free and open to the public, lunch is $10, preorder by April 4 at 5:00 p.m.; for more information call Keith Pellemeier at (805) 781-7022 or visit ufei.org.

Matt RitterMatt Ritter studies cultivated trees and trees that escape cultivation. He has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Ph.D. in plant development biology. He is currently a botany professor in the biological sciences department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and director of the plant conservatory there. He has authored numerous scientific papers about plants and contributed to botanical references including the upcoming second edition of the Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California and the Flora of North America Project. He holds a Kenan Fellowship at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, is the Ray Collett Visiting Scholar at the UC Santa Cruz arboretum, teaches for the Organization of Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, and is the chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Tree Committee. Visit his website at: http://baobabbotanical.com/Ritter/Home.html.