by Veronica Raymond, posted by Deb Shaw
Although not a BAGSC or ASBA workshop, the following may be interesting to all of us who are working on trees for the ASBA exhibition “Out of the Woods”.Dr. Matt Ritter, professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, will be teaching a workshop entitled, “Tough Trees Made Easy: Pines, Oaks, Eucalypts, and Figs.”
Here is the workshop description and information, by Dr. Ritter and Dr. Yost:
Learn to ID species in the most difficult groups of trees! Help support student research travel. At this workshop we will teach you the biology and important identifying characters of pines, oaks, eucalypts, and figs. This all-day workshop will include lecture and lots of hands-on lab time for you to test your knowledge and practice difficult tree identification. You will walk away with the skills and working knowledge needed to identify species in the largest and most confusing groups of trees in California. We’ll also send you away with all the reference materials you’ll need for future work with these ubiquitous trees.
Three workshop locations to choose from:
Palomar College, San Marcos on Tuesday June 28th, 2016
The Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia on Thursday June 30th, 2016
San Jose State University, San Jose on Thursday July 7th, 2016
The workshop costs $120 and includes:
A workshop packet and illustrated materials for identification
Post workshop online identification and reference tools
Catered breakfast and lunch, coffee, tea, and refreshments
ISA Continuing Education Units (7 units)
100% of the workshop proceeds go to support student research travel to Australia. Learn new information while helping a Cal Poly student realize their dream!
Dr. Matt Ritter: Winner of the WCISA R. W. Harris Award for Excellence in Education and author of California’s funniest book on trees.
Dr. Jenn Yost: Inspiring Professor of Botany at Cal Poly, where she teaches plant identification, ecology, and evolution.