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Apr
22
2018

12 Amazing Conifer Cones

      Photographs by Janice LeCocq Photography In April, winter-weary eyes look with relief to spring flowers bursting forth across the landscape. But don’t think that flowers are the only eye-candy in the garden at this time of year; take a look at the vernal show that conifers (those allegedly boring, unchanging hulks of…

Dec
22
2017

What is a Conifer Tree?

  So what is a conifer tree, anyway? While this seems like a simple question, it has a complicated answer. Most of us have a vague idea; it’s like, a pine tree, right? Well, pines are conifers, but why? And what else is a conifer and is it always a tree? Always evergreen? Always green?…

Feb
5
2017

Notes from the 2017 Winter Board Meeting

Ever wonder what the ACS Board of Directors does? We just finished our winter board meeting. The ACS board meets twice a year, in February and the day before the National Meeting. All ACS members are welcome to join us as observers. For those of you who don’t know what we do, here’s a recap…

Feb
8
2016

Winter Board Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting in Tampa yesterday, attended by the full board and your two editors (CQ and website). Some highlights: The ConiferQuarterly will now come in a new, larger format with more photographs. Members have been requesting more photographs for a long time and we’re pleased to be able to deliver our signature…

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