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A Pictorial Trip to the Cloud Forests of Indonesia, Costa Rica and Ecuador (212-992)
An Evening with David Kruse-Pickler

Wednesday, June 13th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Over the course of one year, Associate Curator David Kruse-Pickler traveled to Indonesia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador– three countries representing each of San Francisco Botanical Garden's cloud forest collections for the purpose of habitat study and seed/plant collecting. This lecture/photo journey will focus on the flora of these three cloud forest habitats, the protocols of seed/plant collecting and processing, the journey of a seed from collection in the wild to planting in the Garden, as well as a story or two from his travel adventures.

Cloud forests are high-elevation montane vegetation habitats, characterized by cool temperatures, cloud cover, and plenty of moisture. San Francisco, particularly Golden Gate Park, provides the first two of those conditions exceptionally well, enabling the creation of cloud forest habitats here at the Botanical Garden.

Currently, the Botanical Garden has a very well-developed Mesoamerican Cloud Forest collection established in the early 1980s. Both the Andean Cloud Forest and Southeast Asian Cloud Forest collections are currently being developed and planted.


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Notes Wednesday, June 13th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm  
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