Urban Trees at the Green Arcade

Saturday Apr 23 2011   15:00:00
The Green Arcade  , San Francisco, CA  map

Saturday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Matt Ritter
, author of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book.
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Free and open to the public; for more information call (415) 431-6800 or visit thegreenarcade.com.

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.