Trees of Mount Diablo Presentation

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

No reservations needed

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020


7:00 - 8:30 PM




Ken Lavin



Ygnacio Valley Library

2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek


Wildflowers are the divas of springtime, but the allure of our native trees extends through every season. Join us for a power point presentation and indulge your inner druid as we share fascinating tidbits about our dendritic darlings.

How is climate change and habitat loss impacting our native trees? What tree did John Muir call "a sturdy mountaineer"? Is there really a "refrigerator tree" that you can hug on a hot day to cool you off? What tree was the original source of aspirin? Trees come with their own entourage of groupies, but are the trees really "lichen" their relationship with all the floral and faunal hangers-on? (Some can be a real pain in the bark.) We'll also share tales of early day botanical explorers who risked life and limb to learn the secrets of the trees.

Sponsored by Sierra Club and Ygnacio Valley Library

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