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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…


ACS Board Meets in Tampa

The ACS board of directors went to Tampa, Florida last weekend, for their annual winter meeting. The ACS board meets twice a year; once on the day before the National Meeting and once in early February. Tampa was selected a few years ago for its mild weather (less likely to experience weather mishaps) and our…


2015 Collectors’ Conifer of the Year

Welcome to the 10th year of what has become one of the American Conifer Society’s most popular and successful programs. Since the program’s inception, it has provided our members with opportunities to acquire unique conifers with outstanding attributes as well as providing the Society with funds to promote our missions of education and use of conifers….


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…


ACS Members Win Literary Award

  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…