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Woody Plant Conference

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore

Payment and registration required.

Mark your calendars for the 21st annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners and is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum. View our brochure.

Featured speakers include:

  • Ed Ikin – is Head of Landscape and Horticulture at Royal Botanic Garden Kew’s Wakehurst. Located in West Sussex, Wakehurst boasts formal gardens, woodlands, and a nature reserve. Wakehurst is also home to the Millenium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world.
  • Thomas Molnar – Associate Professor, Plant Biology, Rutgers University will focus on woody plant breeding done at Rutgers and the new cultivars soon to be released.
  • Michael Yanney—Owner of JN Plant Selection, LLC, will discuss developing and introducing plant cultivars and will relate stories about some of the plants he has introduced over his long career.
  • Gerald Donnelly – President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, will talk about the role of arboreta in society and in the conservation of globally threatened trees.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for landscape architects and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists will be available.

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Upcoming Classes

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Wednesday, October 10
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Mike Raupp
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The Living Legacy of George Nakashima
Wednesday, November 7
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Mira Shizuko Nakashima
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The National Arboretum’s Impact on the American Landscape
Wednesday, December 5
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Richard Olsen, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum
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