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Zoom Webinar – Native Trees of California

February 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Morgan Stickrod for a lecture on “Native Trees of California.” He has previously given us lectures on the Farallon Islands and native plants of California. Join us for an informative and awe-inspiring talk on the beautiful native trees found throughout California.

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About the talk:  The California Floristic Province is home to approximately 150 species of native trees. Among these are a great number of fascinating and iconic species, including the tallest, oldest, and largest trees on earth. This talk will explore much of that diversity, covering some of our more speciose groups (such as oaks and conifers), as well as some of the ecological processes and contexts that have contributed to their biogeographical distributions and often dynamic natural histories.

About the speaker:  Morgan Stickrod graduated with a BS in Ecology with a focus in Plant Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. While living in the southern Appalachians, he worked for the Blue Ridge Parkway (NPS) developing the permanent herbarium collection and doing rare plant management work. He was also involved in several long-term research projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Currently he is employed as a botanist at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and previously worked at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. He has been involved in many botanical projects throughout California, such as vegetation mapping of Southeast Farallon Island, census and monitoring of the federally endangered Fountain Thistle (Cirsium fontinale var. fontinale), and occasionally does environmental consulting work as well as helps with CNPS rare plant surveys. 



February 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8