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Tree Trek: A Guided Exploration of Caltech’s Trees
Tree Trek: A Guided Exploration of Caltech’s Trees

Sun, May 19


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Tree Trek: A Guided Exploration of Caltech’s Trees

“ order to create a both physically and also socially and mentally healthy environment, we need to have a well-developed canopy. Trees do so much for us, not just physically but also mentally” - Bryan Vejar, Caltech Heritage Project

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Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Caltech Y, Tyson House, 505 S Wilson Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

About The Event

Caltech Y Tree Trek: A Guided Exploration of Caltech’s Tree


Bryan Vejar is the Senior Manager of Arboricultural Education & Training for the environmental non-profit, TreePeople. He is a Board Certified Master Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor. Bryan has been a climbing arborist for Disneyland & California Adventure, operated a native landscaping and tree care service, and was most recently the Caltech Arborist before joining TreePeople. Bryan was the recipient of California Urban Forest Council’s “Forestry Project of the Year” for his work at Caltech and has received both the Golden Leaf Award and Young Professional of the Year award from the International Society of Arboriculture (Western Chapter). He began his relationship with TreePeople as a Volunteer Supervisor and has since committed his efforts to Treepeople’s mission of promoting shade equity, native habitat restoration, and environmental education. 


Please note the tiered-rate ticket system:

  • Friends of the Caltech Y (Friends of the Caltech Y have given $200+ in the last year and should have received a specific email alerting you of your Friend status) and Reunion attendees please check your email for your discount code to be entered at checkout. This gives you a 50% discount on event tickets. 
  • If you are a supporter, but not yet a Friend, tickets are $50 per person*

*Guests also have the option to become a Friend of the Caltech Y for $225, which includes your $200 annual Friends membership and your attendance to this Friends event. The Friends of the Caltech Y is the primary support group of the Caltech Y. Annual minimum donations of $200 and above are recognized at the Friends level and are acknowledged in the annual report. Friends are invited to two to three other private, special events throughout the year, such as this event, and receive the Y’s quarterly newsletters and annual report.

For questions about Friends status or trouble with the code, please contact Maya Rosental Saporito at or 626-395-6163.

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RSVP Date: May 12

Start time: 10:00am

Price: $25 per person, includes lunch

Location: 505 S. Wilson Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

*Please note that this is a walking tour around campus. Walkways are paved, but it will require about an hour of stop and go on your feet. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Space is limited.


Sponsorship packages are available to allow Caltech students to attend this event. For sponsorship information, contact Maya Rosental Saporito at

*Friends events are exclusive events where the Caltech and Pasadena communities come together to engage with world-renowned leaders, meet students, learn about the Y, and have special access to the Caltech campus. You are receiving this event because you are a Friend of the Caltech Y or a Friend is inviting you. Friends events are not fundraising events. Our ticket price covers our cost for the evening.


  • Ticket & Become a Friend!

    Please select this ticket option if you are not a current Friend of the Caltech Y, but would like to become one. This is an all-inclusive price for your meal and annual membership to our Friends program. Thank you for support! If you have any questions, please email Maya Rosental Saporito at

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