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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepperwood Preserve and the Dwight Center for Conservation Science of Santa Rosa, a 3,117-acre nature preserve located in northeastern Sonoma County, announced today that it has received a gift of $1 million from San Francisco private investor Jean-Pierre L. Conte. Dr. Lisa Micheli, Executive Director of Pepperwood Preserve, said, "This is a very generous gift from Mr. Conte, a long-time supporter of the environment and the advancement of...
Hercules' Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), also known as Pepperwood, Southern Prickly Ash, and other common names, is a species of shrub native to the southeastern United States. This tree is also called Z. macrophyllum. It is commonly nicknamed "toothache tree" or "tingle tongue" because of the numbness to the mouth, teeth and tongue it induces when the leaves or bark is chewed on. The Hercules' Club grows to 32.5 to 55.75 feet tall. The bark is thick, spined and has cork-like lumps...
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