Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A surprising variety of palms and other subtropical trees can be grown in San Francisco. Join us for a tour of these trees in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, led by Jason Dewees, Palm Broker for Flora Grubb Gardens.
We’ll start at Project Artaud at 17th & Florida streets, where rare palms have grown since the 1980s. We’ll visit unusual flowering trees at 17th & Folsom streets, and conclude at the riotous street-side plantings at 20th & Wisconsin streets atop Potrero Hill.
Among the species we’ll see are a fruiting specimen of the Chilean wine palm, Jubaea chilensis; two species of Andean coconut palms, Parajubaea cocoides and P. torallyi; and a mature nikau palm from New Zealand. We’ll also see large specimens of flowering trees such as Ceiba speciosa and Brachychiton acerifolius, with the former likely to be in bloom.
To get to the starting point, take Muni buses 9, 22, 27, 33 or 90.
Note that some portions of the tour will be on foot, and other portions will involve driving; we have space for 20 passengers (and can accommodate another 10 participants who have their own cars).
Tree Tours are free, but please RSVP to Michele using our contact form.
Arborists, note: 1 CEU from ISA per tree tour.