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Sep
1
2013

From the President’s Desk Fall 2013

In case you weren’t part of the 191 members who made it to Mt. Kisco, NY, in August for the national meeting (or read the report about it on the website) Frank Goodhart and Walter Cullerton lead us on a fabulous three-day journey through the Hudson River Valley. It was a delightful excursion through private…

Aug
20
2013

ACS Garden Tour of Hudson River Valley

No sooner had the American Conifer Society’s National Meeting concluded than a contingent of ACS members boarded a motor coach for four-day, three-night garden tour throughout the historic Hudson River Valley. Led by Melanie Wyler (NER/CT) it included a big plus this year in that all travel was a series of day trips from the…

Aug
11
2013

ACS 2013 National Meeting in Mt. Kisco, NY

Over 195 members and guests gathered in Mt. Kisco, NY, for the ACS’s annual National Meeting at the Holiday Inn August 8-11. Thursday night’s Keynote Speaker was Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, whose talk was titled Deeply Disturbed: Emergent Forests of the Future. Instead of thinking about…

Aug
10
2013

ACS Grants and Merit Awards for 2013 Announced

The American Conifer Society announced its major awards for 2013 during its annual national meeting in Mt. Kisco, NY, today. Dennis Groh of Dearborn Heights, MI, is the winner of the Marvin & Emelie Snyder Award for Dedicated Support of the American Conifer Society and Kurt Wittbodt-Mueller of Verden, Germany, is recipient of the Justin C….

Aug
10
2013

2013 ACS Scholarship Winner Announced

Lauren Axford of Glenmont, NY, a graduate student at Empire State Colllege (Saratoga Springs, NY), is the 2013 recipient of the $2,500 ACS Scholarship Award. A graduate of McGill University (Quebec), Axford has been working at Pine Hollow Arboretum (Slingerlands, NY) on various projects including the propagation of their conifer collection. She was sponsored for…

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