Urban Tree Ecology & The Rhizosphere - Tree Anatomy Below Ground

Event has passed (Thu Aug 2, 2018 - Thu Aug 2, 2018)
San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
07:30 PM
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Speaker: Ted Kipping
Trees co-evolved with a rich ecological support system over many eons. As people have migrated into our increasingly densely populated and denatured cities, we have attempted to bring some of the trees with us - not always successfully. With a tad more insight and understanding, we can do a lot better. Come see for yourselves.
The Rhizosphere - Tree Anatomy Below Ground shares the amazing insights and lab work of the late Dr Alex Shigo, a giant into tree research and some of his worldwide colleagues. Hopefully his discoveries and images will blow your mind. Devotee, Ted Kipping, will be “channeling” Dr Shigo’s discoveries. It will improve your understanding and success with trees.
Ted Kipping grew up roaming the wild places in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. He studied Natural History at Columbia University. He was privileged to work with Jake Sigg at SFBG/Strybing Arboretum before starting his own tree shaping company in the Bay Area four decades ago. Ted has consulted for seven botanic gardens and lectured at thirteen. He has been published widely, has led over one hundred field trips and is a Life Member of many organizations including CNPS.