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Photo: Theresa Lynsgo


May 11, 2022, 7:30pm 


at the Garden House in Shoup Park. 400 University Ave., Los Altos.


Choosing Trees for Climate Adaptation in Coastal California

With Dave Muffly - Master Arborist















Dave Muffly has been planting trees, especially oaks, in the Bay Area and other coastal California locations for

more than 30 years.

A graduate of Stanford University in mechanical engineering, Dave began his tree career with the non-profit Canopy, planting native oaks in a project that has yielded more than 4,000 established oaks in 40 years.  

As a Board Certified Master Arborist,

he designed and oversaw the Highway 101 sound wall planting as part of the

East Palo Alto Tree Initiative led by Canopy. Dave spent seven years as Senior Arborist at Apple, where he oversaw and directed the planting of 9,000 trees, ranging from saplings to 60’ tall oaks and 100’ tall redwoods, in one of most ambitious landscapes ever created.

Many people are asking which trees to plant in the face of sweeping climate change and are noticing the vast loss of all kinds of species worldwide.

With dozens of new oak and other tree species, and a true climate change migration strategy, the fabulous success of Apple Park represents a high water mark in global ecological horticulture.

Dave will be talking about key insights and lessons of 30 years on the cutting edge, and will be showing the trees that will be coming to our urban forests in decades to come.

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The May meeting will be
In-Person Only

All attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and to wear masks while indoors.
Unfortunately we have been unable at this point to find enough technical help to make recording of meetings possible. If you would like to help with this please contact us at
Member Plant Share

You will once again have the opportunity to bring actual plants or cuttings to the May meeting for sharing information about with others in attendance.
Please be ready with information about the plant’s geographical location, exposure, soil, water and other growth requirements.
If you have plants that you would like help identifying or for which you want some cultural advice, feel free to bring these also.
Plant Exchange

Bring your extra plants, cuttings, seeds, bulbs or other propagules for our Plant Exchange Table. We also welcome books, tools, pots or other garden related items for which you would like to find a good home.
(We are not selling items at this time.)
To see recordings of previous
Western Hort Zoom presentations
visit our youtube.

Our membership year extends from September through August. Dues paid now will be for the 2021-22 membership year.


JOIN TODAY and receive:

  • Free admission to monthly programs and links to Zoom presentations and video-recordings (9x per year) 

  • Receive WHS e-newsletter (Sept-May)

  • Members only Holiday Party & Summer Picnic

  • 10% discount at participating business partners

For new members or current members who have not received it yet, if you would like a copy of the 2021-2022 Membership Roster contact membership to have it mailed to you. 

Any questions regarding membership,

please let me know via email

Thank you, 



                          The MAY  MEETING will be In-Person