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December 16, 2005

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Friday, December 16, 2005

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UPCOMING TREE WALKS . . . Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2006 with a free, monthly series of volunteer-led tree walks on the second Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. Canopy board member and arborist Dave Muffly will lead the first walk on Saturday, Jan. 14, through the Old Palo Alto neighborhood. Meet at the Churchill Street parking entrance to Gamble Garden Center (1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto). For a complete list of walks, visit or call the Canopy office at (650) 964-6110.

BOOK SIGNING . . . Bart O'Brien, co-author of "California Native Plants for the Garden," will give a talk on "Native Plants for the Garden" and sign books tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. O'Brien is a former president of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and is director of horticulture at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. The book, co-authored with Carol Bornstein and David Fross, includes 500 plants and 450 color photos and sells for $37.95 hardcover, $27.95 paperback. For information, visit, e-mail or call Kevin Bryant at (650) 691-9749.

FOODWEB SEMINAR . . . Dr. Elaine Ingham of Foodweb, Inc., in Corvallis, Ore., will offer an intensive seminar on managing soil biology/ecology Jan. 19-21 in San Mateo. Cost for the full seminar is $180. For information, contact Alane Weber at (650) 348-2094,, or Terry Lyngso at Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc., Redwood City, (650) 364-1730,

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