California Native Plant Society
Santa Cruz County Chapter

General Meeting
Monday May 11

Keying Club 5:00 pm
Mystery Plant ID 7:00 pm
Presentation 7:30 pm

UCSC Arboretum Horticulture Building
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz


Selecting the Future of Redwoods
A Talk by Luen Miller

Luen Miller will talk about the close and distant past, the present and future of his favorite tree, the coast redwood. Luen's involvement in the two recent Highway 1 merge-lane plantings reopened a latent obsession that has grown to take over much of his life. Luen will discuss new diseases, propagation and production tips for your own personal obsessions and the application of "domestication selection" for fast, efficient screening and introduction of new varieties, native or otherwise.

Luen is a lifetime member of CNPS, and attended UCSC as a biology major focusing on the genetics and population biology of invertebrates. Captivated by plants from childhood, he was checking Munz's flora out from his local library in grade school. He has since worked at various jobs in the plant industry for close to forty years. Luen is currently half-owner of Monterey Bay Nursery, a medium-size wholesale container nursery in north Monterey County. Free plant for all attendees! (Luen knows the secret to drawing a crowd!)