Meeting Information

A Morning with the Oaks and Books

Date & Time:

Friday, November 8th, 2013 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Speaker Information:

Donald R. Hodel,
Environmental Horticulture Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles will present the following information about the collection of Mexican oaks and other trees in the Mexican Garden at the Arboretum, which have been featured in a recent article in Western Arborist: history and background of the collection, culture and pruning, growth rates, and adaptability and suitability for the landscape and urban forest.

James E. Henrich, Curator of Living Collections, L.A. County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, will present the following information about the valuable and natural stand of Quercus engelmannii (Engelmann oak, Pasadena oak, Mesa oak) at the Arboretum: geological history, current distribution, natural history threatened status among oaks in California, related species, morphological characteristics, threats to survival in the wild, cultural care and the Arboretum's conservation/management program.

Susan C. Eubank, Arboretum Librarian, L.A. County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, will lead an optional discussion and tour of the Arboretum Library, which houses a comprehensive collection of tree-related information. The materials can be accessed for free and circulated to members of the arboretum.

Agenda:

7:30 am Registration, Coffee, and Refreshments
8:00 am Introduction,
Donald R. Hodel, Horticulture Advisor, UCCE, Los Angeles, CA
8:15 am Field Tour and Discussion of Engelmann and Mexican Oaks,
James E. Henrich, Curator of Living Collections, Arcadia, CA and Donald R. Hodel, Horticulture Advisor, UCCE, Los Angeles, CA
10:30 am Tour of Plant Science Library,
Susan C. Eubank, Arboretum Librarian, Arcadia, CA
11:00 am CEU Sign Outs
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

CEUs:

3.0 - CA/CTW/MS
2.0 - BCMA-S
1.0 - BCMA-P

Location:

L.A. County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens - Bamboo Room
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007

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