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Jul
12
2015

Tour CA with the British Conifer Society!

The British Conifer Society is sending a group of approximately 40 members to our 2015 National Meeting and Post-Meeting Tour. They will be touring Yosemite, Carmel and the White Mountains prior to joining us in Sonoma County on September 10th. They have some bus space and a few hotel rooms free. If anyone who is…

Jun
19
2015

INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONIFER GROUP

Dave Olszyk, Western Region President, is pleased to announce that the Region is spreading its activities eastward! Working informally with Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator of the Denver Botanic Garden, and Nate Cassell, Dave has organized an inaugural meeting of high-altitude coneheads in Denver on July 9th. The Region already has active groups in the Seattle/Olympia,…

Mar
26
2015

The Seed Exchange is Back!

Thanks for you patience, folks. Here is an updated list as of 3/26/15: Abies koreana ‘Aurea’ Abies numidica Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Karoonda’ Picea meyeri Pinus aristata Pinus parviflora Pinus resinosa Abies bornmuelleriana Abies concolor – San Juan N.F. Calocedrus decurrens Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’ Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’ Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’ Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’…

Mar
23
2015

Brief Moratorium on Seed Exchange

We have been swamped with requests in what has been our best year for the Seed Exchange since I started volunteering in this role. I need to take inventory and publish a new list. Please hold off ordering until I have had time to do that. Any questions, please email me.   Thanks!

Mar
20
2015

ACS Supports Conservation Efforts for Longleaf Pine

  The longleaf pine, Pinus palustris, once dominated the landscape from Virginia to east Texas, covering an estimated area of over 90 million acres. With the arrival of the British explorers in 1607 and their subsequent exploitation and destruction of the longleaf pine forests, this tree virtually disappeared in many areas. In cultivation, Pinus palustris…

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