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Talk: How to Build the Tallest Tree
- with Zane Moore

Date: August 21, 2016, 3-5pm

Talk - How to Build the Tallest Tree

Join Us At: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond Map

Cost: Free, $5 Donation Appreciated.

Redwood trees and their beauty can be seen by everyone with their own unique perspective. Their grandeur can be enjoyed by folks from every walk of life. This talk will focus on how mechanical engineers, physicists, and plant morphologists view redwoods by embarking on a discussion of the construction of these plants.

Fundraiser: Rendezvous in the Redwoods

Date: September 24, 2016, 4-9PM


Join Us At: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton Map

Tickets: Click Here to Purchase

This will be a fun filled evening enjoying a historic train ride, silent auction, and a delicious campfire BBQ dinner with wine, craft beer, and dessert tastings, to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and its programs. Ticket price includes: parking, BBQ dinner, train ride to Rincon, and 2 alcohol tastings. (Tasting size is wine - 2 oz and craft beer - 3 oz). Commemorative glasses and additional wine and beer tickets will be available for purchase.


Art Exhibition - "Branching Out"

The San Lorenzo Valley Museum is seeking original artwork of Trees in the San Lorenzo Valley and surrounding area from local artists. There is no fee to participate.
Dates: August 1 – August 31, 2016
Location: 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, 95060  

Download Entry Form Here.

2016 Art Exhibition Call Fro Submissions


Exhibition: Big Basin's Auto Tree - One Tree Many Stories

Exhibition Dates: April 9 - November 27, 2016

In May of 1900, Andrew P. Hill photographed members of the Big Basin Exploration Committee in front of one of the giant redwoods. The committee decided to form the Sempervirens Club, and the effort to save Big Basin began. After the park became a reality, that giant redwood became known as the “Auto Tree.” People would park cars inside the fire scar to show the enormity of it.

Exhibition: Big Basin's Auto Tree

Local historian and museum curator Frank Perry has been collecting photographs and postcards of the Auto Tree for about 30 years; this exhibit will share gems from his extensive collection documenting the tree from 1900 to the present. Some newly-discovered photographs and artifacts will also be displayed. Young and old visitors alike will enjoy the activity table with redwood habitat specimens. Beyond a showcase of fun photographs of old automobiles, this exhibition provides an opportunity to teach about redwood ecology and conservation, and discuss the earliest history of our state parks.

Joins Us At: 12547, Highway 9, Boulder Creek, Map

Cost: Free. Donations Welcome.

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