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Worshipping at the Shrine of Chub

It’s late Sunday morning here at the National Meeting. I’ve cruised the tailgate sale in the hotel parking lot one last time before coming up to my room to pack and head back to Maine after a great few days here in the Ann Arbor area. While I have an hour before checkout, I thought…


SER President’s Notes June 2012

by Sue Hamilton, Southeast Region President. It’s June and we are a few weeks away from the 2012 National Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 12-14, 2012. Something new this year will be Conifer College; an optional pre-meeting education program on growing and caring for conifers. See the ACS website for details. I’m really excited…


From the President’s Desk Spring 2012

by Ethan Johnson, ACS National President. Conifers are becoming more popular in our landscapes. Similar to the rule in their native habitats, conifers seem to compete very well with flowering plants when resources are scarce, or conditions are a bit rough. Conifers are not needy prima donnas. They consistently perform admirably with less maintenance than…


SER President’s Notes February 2012

by Sue Hamilton, Southeast Region President. Greetings and a belated Happy New Year from sunny and warm Tennessee!!! But wait, it s February and the middle of winter. Have we even had a winter in the Southeast? It has been crazy weather for sure thus far but great for being outdoors and enjoying the garden,…


Our Living Christmas Trees

Every year, since we moved to Maine in January of 2005, we’ve had a living Christmas tree. We bring it inside for a few days so it won’t come out of dormancy then put it back outside and eventually into the ground where they have been growing ever since, each labeled with the year when…