Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Arboretum to offer tree identification class

What Tree Is That? at the Los Angeles Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Dr. Jerrold Turney, Instructor
Bamboo Room:  10am - 12noon
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, May 11

Pre-registration preferred, but you may register at the door.  Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623.
$25 Members/$30 Non-Members (includes Arboretum admission)

Do you know the trees of Southern California; can you identify them? We are surrounded by one of the most diverse  urban forests in the USA. This class will teach you about different trees on each of four Saturdays for a total of 60+ trees.  The first class was held on Saturday, February 2. Each one hour lecture will cover 15+ tree species followed by a walk in the Arboretum to see the trees that were covered during the lecture.  Dr. Jerrold Turney, plant pathologist and certified arborist, will help you to identify the trees, their growth habit, their native country, how they should be cared for, any common diseases or insect pests that attack them, and the best place in your garden to plant them.

·        Jerry has served as the curator of the camellia gardens at the Huntington Library and Botanic Gardens, a research horticulturist at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and is currently the plant pathologist for the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures for the County of Los Angeles.

This weekend, Jerry will focus on:
Washingtonia filifera, CA Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta, Mexican Fan Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, King Palm
Syagrus romansoffianum, Queen Palm
Phoenix canarriensis, Canary Island Palm
Phoenix dactylifera, Date Palm
Phoenix reclinata, Senegal Date Palm
Phoenix robelenii, Pygmy Date Palm
Trachycarpus fortunei, Windmill Palm
Chamaerops humilis, Mediterranean Fan Palm
Howea forsteriana, Paradise Palm
Caryota mitis, Fishtail Palm
Rhapis excelsa, Lady Palm
Brahea armata, Mexican Blue Palm
Agonis flexuosa, Australian Willow
Albizia julibrissin, Mimosa
Calodendrum capense, Cape Chestnut
Cassia leptophylla, God Medallion Tree
Cassia excelsa, Crown of Gold Tree
Cinnamomum camphora, Camphor Tree

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697

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