Monday, July 9, 2018

PA Horticultural Society Hosts Woody Plant Conference July 20 At Swarthmore College

The PA Horticultural Society and other partners will host a Woody Plant Conference on July 20 at Swarthmore College in Delaware County from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.
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 and insect and disease resistance.
-- Jane Kilpatrick,  author of Fathers of Botany: The Discovery of Chinese Plants by European Missionaries highlights European missionaries that were the first explorers in China to send home evidence of one of the richest and most varied floras ever seen.
-- 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.
The conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.
To register or for more information, visit the Woody Plant Conference website.
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