Worldwide Quercus: Virtual Oak Tree Tour

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This event will take place over Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a Zoom invitation link in your email.

Oaks have been a food and timber source for many cultures around the world. They have been responsible for the rise of empires and the survival of nations. On this video tour, we’ll look at the importance, both horticultural and historical, of not only California’s native oaks, but oaks in Monrovia and around the world as well. Arboretum botanist Frank McDonough will tour you around the world of oaks via the Arboretum’s extensive collection of these trees, including a look at the Arboretum’s endemic natural grove of endangered Engelmann oaks. 

This event is a part of our Book to Action series inspired by The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Check out a free copy today with your library card on Overdrive/Libby! If you have any questions or need assistance with Zoom or Overdrive/Libby prior to the event, please email:

A special thank you to California Center for the Book (CCFB) and its Book to Action grant for supporting this series. CCFB is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.




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