Matt Ritter: Great small trees for California

Sunday Apr 24 2011   11:00:00
Flora Grubb Gardens  , San Francisco, CA  map

Sunday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m.
Matt Ritter
, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, will give a presentation on great small trees for California and sign copies of his book.
Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124
Free and open to the public; for more information call (415) 648-2670 or visit

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: