Nature and You Lecture: How Oaks Handle Stress

Native oak trees are a very important part of the ecosystem in our local inner coastal mountains.  In recent years there have been droughts, very wet years, disease, wildfires, invasive species, and other environmental factors that add stress in the long life of an oak tree.  How are the oaks handling it?  What are the short-term and long-term strategies the native oak trees have to survive here in the past, present, and future?  How do the stress response strategies of different oak species differ and how does this relate to the ecology of these species? Do the local oaks have what it takes to survive the increasingly human altered environment? Please join Dr. Geoff Benn, from the Department of Plant Biology at UC Davis, at the Woodland Public Library 6PM Thursday, August 22, for a free lecture to learn the answers to these questions and more.  Dr. Benn has studied how plants perceive and react to environmental stress down to the molecular level.  He currently teaches an organismal diversity course at UC Davis and enjoys discussing local flora on public hikes with Tuleyome and other organizations.

The Woodland Public Library is at 250 First Street Woodland, CA 95695 and the lecture will be held in the Leake Room (enter from the parking lot on the North Side of the library).

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at

This lecture is part of the monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome.  Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. And that term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.


Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are his/her own and do not reflect the views, perspectives or policies of Tuleyome.

Starts 6:00 pm
Ends 7:30 pm
Location Woodland Public Library (250 First Street Woodland, CA 95695) - Leake Room (enter from the parking lot on the North Side of the library)
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