ACS members Dr. John Ruter and Tom Cox received a literary award from the Georgia Writers Association at the 50th Annual Georgia Authors Awards in Kennesaw, GA this past Saturday night. The award was recognition for their recent book, ‘Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgos for the Southeast’. This book is a landmark publication for those gardeners in the Southeast region who have struggled with the difficulties of growing conifers in the difficult climate. Dr. Ruter is the Allan Armitage Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia and the President of the ACS Southeast Region, and focuses his research on herbaceous and woody ornamental plant breeding. Mr. Cox is the founder of the Cox Arboretum in Atlanta, GA and served as the President of the ACS from 2006-08.