16th Annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College
Friday, July 19, 2013
Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore, PA
Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference, scheduled for Friday, July 19, focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to best use them in the landscape. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.
- Anthony Aiello—director of horticulture at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania will describe the process of plant exploration and profile promising plants that have resulted from exploration by the Morris Arboretum and its partners.
- Dan Herms—professor of entomology at Ohio State University will focus on how systemic insecticides can be used safely and effectively in the landscape.
- Maurice Horn—co-founder of Joy Creek Nursery in Oregon shares insights into selecting and growing clematis.
- Julie Messervy—principal of Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio in Vermont, will provide innovative ideas for transforming a lackluster backyard into an inviting outdoor living space.
- Andrea Wulf—award-winning author who has written extensively on John Bartram and how he transformed the English landscape with the introduction of American trees and shrubs.
This annual conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.
Continuing education units (CEUs) for PA landscape architects, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists, PA Certified Horticulturists, and update credits from the PA Department of Agriculture will be available.
Visit the Woody Plant Conference website for more information.