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Nov
1
2013

Courtney named ACS Office Manager

ACS president Larry Nau and the Board of Directors have announced that Steve Courtney of Maple Grove, MN, will assume the position of office manager effective today replacing John Martin of Lewisville, NC, who, earlier this year, announced his retirement. “The ACS thanks outgoing office manager John Martin for his 14 years of service to…

Oct
10
2013

Pearl Fryar, an American Original

When we relaunched this website earlier this year it included a section with videos which was largely populated by some dozen short features produced by Larry Nau with Jerry Kral showing off some of his favorite conifers in his Rochester, NY, garden. A web search uncovered a few other relevant videos but one  was especially…

Sep
6
2013

Those “other” Pine Nuts

We talk a lot about members afflicted with Addictive Conifer Syndrome, brain addled coniferites and just plain conifer nuts. But there really are conifer nuts that gastronomes relish. More commonly they are called pignole nuts or pignoles. They are a staple of Mediterranean cooking where they show up in pesto, garnish cookies and are even…

Sep
1
2013

From the President’s Desk Fall 2013

In case you weren’t part of the 191 members who made it to Mt. Kisco, NY, in August for the national meeting (or read the report about it on the website) Frank Goodhart and Walter Cullerton lead us on a fabulous three-day journey through the Hudson River Valley. It was a delightful excursion through private…

Aug
20
2013

ACS Garden Tour of Hudson River Valley

No sooner had the American Conifer Society’s National Meeting concluded than a contingent of ACS members boarded a motor coach for four-day, three-night garden tour throughout the historic Hudson River Valley. Led by Melanie Wyler (NER/CT) it included a big plus this year in that all travel was a series of day trips from the…

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