July 28, 2011
The four authors of Monterey Pine Forest Watch’s new book (L-R: Rita Dalessio, Joyce Stevens, Nicole Nedeff and David Bates) published the book as Pine Nut Press. “We always called ourselves the pine nuts,” Dalessio says. “It’s a term of endearment."
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Rita Dalessio has learned to spot a Monterey pine by the elegant circle of cones radiating around the trunk. It’s one of many lessons learned in her seven years working on Coastal California’s Legacy: The ...