Oak Survival Through Drought, Fire and Bad Beetles
February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenter: Rosi DagitCurrent threats to our oak woodlands are quite daunting, but the tenacity and perseverance of these trees is inspiring.Grandmother Oak in Topanga State Park was an example of how an individual tree survived for over 350 years. Rosi will share updates on a variety of current efforts to identify suitable places to plant oaks in the face of pending climate change, post wildfire survival stories, and ways everyone can help ensure that these amazing trees are here for to support the ecosystem they sustain.Rosi Dagit, Senior Conservation Biologist has been leading oak research and restoration work for the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for 30 years.
Directions: Located one and a half blocks north of Wilshire Boulevard on 11th Street in Santa Monica. From the 10 freeway, exit at Lincoln. Go right, or north to Wilshire. Turn right. In three blocks turn left on 11th Street. The church is on the left, just past California. Church parking is on the right under an apartment complex. The Fireside Room is at the north end of the church’s large patio, next to the Sanctuary. Refreshments are served.
A no-host dinner precedes the meeting at 5:45 pm at El Cholo Mexican Restaurant at 1025 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401.