Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Program
The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society program, “The Inland Temperate Rainforest of North America is Our Home” will be presented by Dr. Preston Andrews (Emeritus Professor of Horticulture, WSU) on Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. The program will be presented in-person at the East Bonner County Library’s main branch (1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint). Coffee, tea and treats will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. The program is co-sponsored by East Bonner County Library District and Sandpoint Parks & Recreation, and is free and open to the public.
About the program:
Come learn about our unique rainforest habitat, its flora and ecology, how it came to be, and what may become of it in the future. Remarkably, our region is home to the largest inland temperate rainforest in the world, with flora more typical of the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Most notably are the iconic trees species, western red cedar and western hemlock. The geographic ranges of these species, as well other disjunctive populations of plants and lichens, are spatially separated from their main coastal distributions.
About the speaker:
Preston Andrews is Program Coordinator and Vice-President of the Board of KNPS. He is an Emeritus Professor of Horticulture from Washington State University and an avid gardener and student of plants. During his 30-year career at WSU he taught courses on fruit crops and sustainability, and conducted research on the physiology of environmental stresses in woody plants and the responses of fruit crops to organic farming methods. He still teaches a Master Gardener course on small fruits. He loves the outdoors, from boating, to hiking and skiing.
For questions about this program, please contact the event organizer.