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Jared Farmer

In California’s first hundred years as a state, horticulturists planted innumerable trees in formerly shadeless locales. They imported a profusion of ornamental and commercial species and varietals to create money-making orchards and tree-lined boulevards. Jared Farmer will discuss how tree planters staged a landscape revolution, and, in doing so, they helped make California modern. Today we are the inheritors of this horticultural legacy in all its beauty, fragility, and hazard. Farmer, a history professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is the author of Trees in Paradise: A California History.

Trees in Paradise by Jared Farmer

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Green Screen: How Trees Made California Modern
Archived Event Information

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
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