THE TREES OF THE CHAVEZ RAVINE ARBORETUM
PART THREE: THE EUCALYPTI
GUIDED TOUR AND PICNIC
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Join SCHS as we return once more to Chavez Ravine Arboretum to discover the wonderful trees in this Los Angeles “hidden gem”.
SCHS tree experts Bart O'Brien (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden) and Jim Henrich (Los Angeles Arboretum) will be joined again by Matt Ritter (author of A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us). Although we already covered many significant trees on the previous two trips, we'll start with the Eucalypti on this visit, and see where we end up. There are so many varieties of Eucalyptus grown in California, this will be a great chance for you to sort them out with our experts.
Chavez Ravine Arboretum is located in Elysian Park and is the first and oldest arboretum in Southern California. It was founded in 1893 by the Los Angeles Horticultural Society and planting of rare trees in the Arboretum continued through the 1920s. Most of the Arboretum's original trees are still standing in their regal grandeur. Many of the trees are the oldest and largest of their kind in California and even the United States. Rich in history and displayed for your pleasure and education, these splendid, handsome trees are but an introduction to the more than 100 varieties from around the world that can be grown in our mild Southern California climate. The Chavez Ravine Arboretum was declared a Historic Cultural Monument in 1967.
A map to the site will be given with confirmation. We will picnic on the grounds at 1:00 p.m. Bring something to eat and possibly something to share (desserts are always appreciated!). We will provide sodas, water and utensils.
Tour tickets are $5.00 for SCHS Members, $10.00 for non-members. To secure your reservation, please sign up by Wednesday, October 9, either online through MemberLodge, or complete and send in the form in this month's newsletter, along with your check. If you have any questions, contact Laura Bauer at: email@example.com or by phone 626-437-9459.