Visitors to the San Diego Botanic Garden were treated to a rare demonstration of cork harvesting by Cal Poly biology professor Matt Ritter.Read More
Matt was featured by Nan Sterman on her television show, A Growing Passion. The feature was covered by KPBS, a San Diego news station.Read More
Discovering a shared passion for trees and the changing landscape with renown photographer Robert Adams, Matt gives his perspective on Adams' work as a botanist.Read More
Dr. Ritter sneaks his way onto a counterpunch article.Read More
Introducing Cal Poly's newest addition - a grove that honors donors while providing a living lab for students in the life sciences.Read More
The Cal Poly Plant Conservatory is a large glasshouse facility located in the center of the Cal Poly campus. The primary mission of the Cal Poly Plant Conservatory is to maintain a diverse, well-documented, and accurately labeled living plant collection supporting and enhancing teaching and research for the faculty and students of Cal Poly. A secondary goal of the Conservatory is to help foster education about plant biology and conservation of rare species through support of community outreach programs!
I am the coordinator of the California Big Tree Registry. The California Register of Big Trees is a program of Cal Fire and the Cal Poly State University that maintains records for the largest specimen of each native and naturalized tree species growing in California. The register seeks to recognize and sustain these living landmarks.Read More