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Selecting Native Woody Plants
September 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, September 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., online
Saturday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Bosarge Family Education Center
Learn how native woody plants enhance both our landscapes and local biodiversity. Over two days, Andy Brand, Director of Horticulture, will discuss woody plants, from identification to habitat to their role as host plants for the insects and pollinators critical for plant management and reproduction. Online and in the field, Andy will recommend native species and cultivars, discuss cultivation, landscape use, soil consideration, and give students the opportunity to practice their own ecological observations of plant-pollinator interrelationships.
Suggested Reference: Northeast Native Plant Primer 235 Plants for Earth Friendly Garden, Lorimer, Uli
Andy Brand is Director of Horticulture at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Prior to joining the staff in 2018, he was the nursery manager at Broken Arrow Nursery for over 20 years, where he and his colleagues specialized in growing rare and unusual plants. Andy is an avid naturalist and has focused on the interaction of the insects and native plants of New England. He is a cofounder and past President of the Connecticut Butterfly Association and is also past President of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association.