Matt Ritter @Ruth Bancroft Garden

Thursday May 26 2011   12:00:00
Ruth Bancroft Garden  , Walnut Creek, CA  map

Thursday, May 26
Matt Ritter
, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book.
Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94589
Register by calling (925) 944-9352 or by faxing the registration form with credit card information to (925) 256-1889. You may also mail this form with a check to 1552 Bancroft Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598. For more information call (925) 944-9352 or visit ruthbancroftgarden.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.