Seeing Trees – Class Series

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”  ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Green Landscape Group in Rossmoor has created a class series called “Seeing Trees” designed to help us see and appreciate trees in a whole new way. These walking tour classes take place periodically spring through fall and will meet for a strolling lecture in different parts of Rossmoor.

As the class starts, the instructor will provide background information about the concept of “seeing trees”. Participants will then be invited to look at trees and evaluate them using specific criteria. As we walk around each location, we will view and critique the trees we see in real-time. There will be many opportunities for questions and dialogue.

The class series was inspired by Tree Guidelines written by the class instructor, Richard McPherson, and endorsed by Rossmoor Landscape Department. This is a best practices guide which explains the criteria for selecting and placing trees, as well as for their planting and removal.

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About the Instructor

Richard McPherson is a landscape architect and the coordinator of the Green Landscape Group. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley who has been in private practice since 1998. He has specialized in residential and commercial landscape design, has taught for UC Extension, and has offered lectures and tours for various Bay Area clubs and organizations. Richard moved to Rossmoor in 2016 and lives on Pine Knoll Drive.

For further information: Richard McPherson biography

Richard McPherson
Landscape Architect     Lic. 4126
Green Landscape Group, coordinator