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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…


PHOTOS from National Meeting

Here are links to Dropbox files with over 200 photos from the 2015 National Meeting last week. You do not have to be a Dropbox subscriber to view or download the photos. Many are of high enough resolution to print. Thanks to Jan LeCocq and Jack Christiansen, our unofficial meeting photographers! Jan’s photos Jack’s photos…


Photos from Conifer Road Trip in Southern CA

Two weeks ago 22 coneheads gathered in Southern California for what seemed like an unlikely quest in that part of the world: seeking native stands of enormous endemic conifers, such as big cone Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga macrocarpa) and Coulter pine (Pinus coulteri) in peaceful, uninhabited mountainous terrain. Many of us were skeptical when the expedition was…


A Fun Time at the Camellia Festival

  The American Conifer Society was a sponsor of the Newberg Camellia Festival again this year at a celebration of the beauty of Pacific Rim cultures through art, food, performance and horticulture. This year’s activities included a bonsai demonstration by Alan Taft, performances by Lee’s Lion and Dragon Dancers, the Soaring Phoenix Martial Arts troupe and hula…


Photos from the 2014 National Meeting in Atlanta

The 2014 National Meeting was an unqualified success and we enjoyed good weather, camaraderie and fabulous gardens. Bill McNamara of Quarryhill Botanical Gardens was our keynote speaker and he transported us to far off lands with a photo tour of his many botanical collecting trips to Asia. Look for a full write up of the…