What do you know about a Cecropia tree?

Check out this video of one of our resident naturalists, Katie Lutz, talking about cecropia trees, which live all over our campus!

Video: Kristy L. Densmore, photojournalism intern 

Information sources:

An Introduction to Cloud Forest Trees: Monteverde, Costa Rica. Second Edition. By William A
Haber, Willow Zuchowski, and Erick Bello. 2000. Pg 53.

An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests. Second Edition. By T.C. Whitmore. 2003. Chapter 7.

Costa Rican Natural History. Edited By Daniel H. Janzen. 1983. Pg 691-693.

Tropical Plants of Costa Rica. By Willow Zuchowski. 2007. Pg 45-48.

A Neotropical Companion. Second Edition. By John Kricher. 1999. Pg 57-74; 130-132; 393; 394.

Additional photo credits:
Grass: Public domain image.
Wildflowers: Zahm Gary R, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, public domain image.
Birch trees: Image Copyright Orcaborealis. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Generic Licence, via Wikimedia.
Redwood trees: Copyright Monty Vanderbilt. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence.
Oak tree: Image Copyright John Haynes. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence.

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