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Jan
22
2013

Falling tree limb severely injures Kim Downs

Kim Downs, ACS Central Region Secretary, was seriously injured in a freak accident in January. As reported in the Spring issue of the CNR newsletter, The Coniferite, her mother (and fellow ACS member) Nancy Kroft wrote: “On January 19, Kim had an accident while hiking with Dennis Lee, ACS Collectors Conifer Chairman, at the Gorge…

Jan
3
2013

ACS Announces $2500 Scholarship for 2013

ACS Scholarship Chair Jerry Kral has announced that applications for the $2,500 scholarship will be accepted between March 1st and June 1st, 2013. Applicants need to meet certain requirements that are specified in the ACS Scholarship Info page under Eligibility Requirements. Questions and inquiries are welcome at any time. Gerald P. Kral, ACS Scholarship Committee,…

Dec
10
2012

Long in the Needle

Here in the Pinus Strobus State our pines are graceful enough with their 5-inch needles. However, I’ve planted a few from Bhutan that come bundled with 8-inch needles, fairly humbling my Maine natives. The design objective is to get the swaying, shimmering effect that really only comes with long leaf species, my favorite being Pinus…

Dec
1
2012

NER “City Digs” Winter 2012

by Colby Feller, Northeast Region President. A week has passed since hurricane Sandy blew through our Northeast region, so first and foremost, I hope this finds everyone safe, with minimal damage to your homes and gardens. On the Lower East Side of Manhattan where we live, the storm surge washed down the streets and cars…

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