What is the Value of a Tree?

Free panel discussions are planned in Riverside, Idyllwild and Palm Desert

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — What is the value of a tree? That is the topic of free public lectures that will be held in Riverside, Idyllwild and Palm Desert the week of Feb. 19.

Panel participants are: Darrel Jenerette, an associate professor of landscape ecology at the University of California, Riverside; Ryan Berk, co-owner and founder of Parliament Chocolate in Redlands; and Jason Sohigian, deputy director of the Armenia Tree Project, a Boston-based non-profit that has planted more than five million trees in Armenia since 1994. They will talk about why trees are important, for whom and why.

The lectures are scheduled the following days:

  • 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at UC Riverside Extension, 1200 University Ave., Riverside.
  • 4:30 p.m. Feb 22 at the Café Aroma Gallery/Library, 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, There is also a pre-event reception at 4 p.m. and live music at 6 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. Feb 23 at the UC Riverside Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert.

Reservations are preferred. They can be made online at treepanel.eventbrite.com.

The lectures are sponsored by the UC Riverside Center for Ideas & Society, UC Global Food Initiative, UC Riverside-based California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ), UC Riverside Palm Desert, and the James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve, which is part of the UC Natural Reserve System.

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