East Bay: Trees of Mount Diablo and the Bay Area

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free; no reservations needed
Ygnacio Valley Library
2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County

Wildflowers are the divas of springtime, but the allure of our native trees extends through every season. Indulge your inner druid and join us for a PowerPoint presentation and talk to hear some fascinating tidbits about our dendritic darlings.

How are climate change and habitat loss impacting our native trees? What tree did John Muir call “a sturdy mountaineer”? Is there really a “refrigerator tree” that you can hug on a hot day to cool you off? What tree was the original source of aspirin? Trees come with their own entourage of groupies, but are the trees really “lichen” their relationship with all the floral and faunal hangers-on (some can be a real pain in the bark)? We’ll also share tales of early day botanical explorers who risked life and limb to learn the secrets of the trees!

No RSVP required for this one!

Like most of you, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 news and information, and we’re following guidelines from the World Health Organization, CDC, and local government to stay healthy.

Based on that guidance, our small group outdoor hikes will continue this week. However, we ask that participants and leaders follow recommended public health guidelines and social distancing protocols to stay safe. View our protocols here.

Photo: Ken Lavin


Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Where to Meet:

Meet in the assembly room of the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek.

Leaders Note:

If you have questions about this outing, email or phone 415-543-6771 x321.

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