June 11, 2016: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Ernesto Sandoval will be speaking about the relationship between plant hormones and pruning trees.
Ernesto Sandoval has been wondering and seeking questions to why plants grow and look the way that they do for a long time. He regularly lectures to a variety of western Garden Clubs throughout the year. Ernesto thoroughly enjoys helping everyone, and gardeners in particular, to understand why and how plants do what they do.
When he was about 13 he asked his dad why one tree was pruned a particular way and another tree another way. His dad answered bluntly “because that’s the way you do it.” Since then he’s been finding the answers to those and many other questions by getting a degree at UC Davis in Botany and working from student weeder/waterer to Director over the last 25 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.