Lecture materials, clippings, propagation and planting notes, and photographs relating to trees and shrubs growing in Santa
Barbara County, and especially plants grown by Will Beittel, former Santa Barbara City Arborist and Nurseryman at UCSB.
Wilbur (Will) G. Beittel was born March 2, 1913 in Philadelphia. After attending NYU and Oberlin College, he began a music
career in 1936 as a composer and arranger for the Lucky Strike Hit Parade and CBS Swing Session. He also wrote for various
motion picture studios up until he switched careers around 1955 after attending Pierce Agricultural College.