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Aug
11
2013

ACS 2013 National Meeting in Mt. Kisco, NY

Over 195 members and guests gathered in Mt. Kisco, NY, for the ACS’s annual National Meeting at the Holiday Inn August 8-11. Thursday night’s Keynote Speaker was Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, whose talk was titled Deeply Disturbed: Emergent Forests of the Future. Instead of thinking about…

Aug
10
2013

ACS Grants and Merit Awards for 2013 Announced

The American Conifer Society announced its major awards for 2013 during its annual national meeting in Mt. Kisco, NY, today. Dennis Groh of Dearborn Heights, MI, is the winner of the Marvin & Emelie Snyder Award for Dedicated Support of the American Conifer Society and Kurt Wittbodt-Mueller of Verden, Germany, is recipient of the Justin C….

Aug
10
2013

2013 ACS Scholarship Winner Announced

Lauren Axford of Glenmont, NY, a graduate student at Empire State Colllege (Saratoga Springs, NY), is the 2013 recipient of the $2,500 ACS Scholarship Award. A graduate of McGill University (Quebec), Axford has been working at Pine Hollow Arboretum (Slingerlands, NY) on various projects including the propagation of their conifer collection. She was sponsored for…

Jul
27
2013

Western Region Launches Quarryhill

To commemorate the naming of Quarryhill Botanical Garden as the latest ACS Reference Garden-and the first in California-a group of about 100 coneheads and wannabes gathered at Quarryhill for four hours of conifer lore, demonstrations and tours. Quarryhill, in Glen Ellen, CA, features one of the world’s largest collections of documented, wild-collected Asian plants. Master…

Jul
4
2013

What I Learned from Four Remarkable Plantsmen

We call this Blog Mulch because it’s an aggregate of thoughts about conifers by different people. It’s purpose is to nurture the soul when not in the garden. To launch the series we asked long time ACS member Ridge Goodwin to reflect on the people he’s met over the years in the conifer business. – Ed. Richard…

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