Trees of Santa Monica

Wednesday Sep 14 2011   5:30 PM
Environment Now,  2525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  map

Matthew Ritter, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Tree’s Among Us, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit environmentnow.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: www.mattritter.net.