About Our Organization

Founded in 1983, the ACS is a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to promote the use of conifers in the garden and landscape and to educate the public about their care and conservation. We hope you’ll join us!

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Our Mission is to:

  • Promote the development, propagation and conservation of conifers
  • Encourage the appreciation and use of conifers in the landscape
  • Educate the public and professionals about conifers
  • Spread the joy, knowledge and diversity of conifers across the world!
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The American Conifer Society is organized into four Regions:

Northeast Region
Southeast Region
Central Region
Western Region

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Grants, Scholarships & Awards

Grants & Merit Awards are given annually at the national meeting to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of conifer collecting, propagation, education, horticultural research, conservation or public service.

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Our History

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Board of Directors

  • David Olszyk, President
  • Tom Neff, VP & Treasurer
  • Edward Gianfrancesco, NER President
  • Michael Mahoney, NER Director
  • Wayne Galloway, SER President
  • Jeff Harvey, SER Director
  • Byron Baxter, CR President
  • David Speth, CR Director
  • Sara Malone, WR President
  • Johanna Mitchell, WR Director
  • Brian Jacob, Past President

Staff & Volunteers

  • Suzanne Mahoney, Secretary
  • Tom Neff, Treasurer
  • Ron Elardo, Conifer Quarterly Editor
  • Sara Malone, Website Editor
  • Dixie Sullivan, Social Media Director
  • David Olszyk, Conifer Database Editor
  • Brandon Johnson, Nursery Discount Program Manager
  • Eric Smith, Website Manager