Special Event June 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Come meet dynamic tree expert, Dr. Matt Ritter

Professor Matt Ritter, author of “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us” lecture in the Library Community Room on SaturdayJune 21 at 4:00 p.m.  After the presentation in the Community Room, Dr. Ritter will lead a “Tree Walk” around the Library Park. Bring a tree cutting and he might help you identify it.

We are very lucky to have the opportunity to hear Dr. Ritter’s inspiring lecture which will include topics such as native and cultivated trees and his hypotheses about canopy cover in urban forests in relation to the socioeconomic status of different neighborhoods and cities.

Dr. Ritter’s book, “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us” features over 150 of California’s most commonly grown trees. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book allows readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards and line our streets.
Dr. Matt Ritter is a Botany professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is also Director of the Plant Conservatory there. Dr. Ritter holds a fellowship at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, is the chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Tree Committee, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Madroño, the Journal of the California Botanical Society.  To view a short video on Dr. Ritter Click Here

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.  Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The program is free and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be served and autographed books will be available for purchase.

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Come meet dynamic tree expert, Dr. Matt Ritter

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The program is free and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be served and autographed books will be available for purchase.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena .

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Garden Tour Photos & Updates

Between four hundred and six hundred people toured the seven homes featured in this year’s Garden tour & plant swap on April 27th, 2014.

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