What is the Value of a Tree?
What is the Value of a Tree?

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Three locations-- Three dates--Free Admission!

Riverside / Idyllwild / Palm Desert

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What is the Value of a Tree? Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion

Trees feature prominently in global culture. Iconic trees include the source of Newton's apple, Buddha's enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the sacred Tree of Life in mythologies around the world. Trees provide security and shelter and are valuable resources for sciences, health and technology. It's frankly hard to imagine a world without trees. Clearly, trees are important, if not essential, to human culture.

Join us for an evolving discussion about TREES.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Dates & Locations

February 21, 2017 @ 6 PM
UC Riverside Extension Center, 1200 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507. Free parking. For questions: carol.lerner@ucr.edu

February 22, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Café Aroma Gallery/Library, 54750 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549. Pre-event reception at 4 PM and live music at 6 PM. Location details at cafearoma.org

February 23, 2017 @ 6 PM
UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Free parking. More information at palmdesert.ucr.edu

Panel Participants

G. Darrel Jenerette, Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology, UCR Department of Botany & Plant Sciences. Jenerette's research laboratory focuses on the coupling between biodiversity, energy fluxes, and biogeochemical cycling embedded within ecological landscapes. His teams conduct research across wildland, agricultural, and urban land uses.

Ryan Berk, Co-Owner & founder of à la minute and Parliament Chocolate, based in downtown Redlands, CA. The premise of both companies is to source ethically sourced ingredients from farmers in Redlands and around the world. Ryan has a different vision of how a business should be run and doesn't focus on the bottom line, but on the positive impact a company can have for the planet and future generations.

Jason Sohigian, Deputy Director of the Armenia Tree Project NGO, a non-profit that has planted more than five million trees in Armenia since 1994. Based in the organization’s headquarters in Boston, he is responsible for fundraising and communications with international stakeholders.

Moderated by Norm Ellstrand (UCR Distinguished Professor of Genetics) in Riverside, Jennifer Gee (Director of James Reserve) in Idyllwild, and Cameron Barrows (UCR Center for Conservation Biology) in Palm Desert.

Event Website: http://ideasandsociety.ucr.edu/event/what-is-the-value-of-a-tree/


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Riverside / Idyllwild / Palm Desert

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