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Thu, Sep 24



10 Trees to Avoid, 15 Natives You Need to Know

Are you specifying the wrong tree? Are your plant lists ready for climate resiliency?

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10 Trees to Avoid, 15 Natives You Need to Know
10 Trees to Avoid, 15 Natives You Need to Know

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Sep 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


About the Event

Darryl Newman of Planter's Choice returns with a virtual visit to the nursery. This program will cover two different yet interconnected topics that are very much on the mind of growers.

"10 Trees to Avoid" will feature a 20 minute segment on why many commonly-specified species are problematic. Issues with production, installation, and maintenance doom these trees to an early demise. The time, effort, and expense of replacing these trees can be avoided by picking a better selection the first time around.

"15 Natives You Need to Know" will showcase stellar examples of native plants and nativars appropriate for Connecticut's changing climate. These rugged plants are adaptable to a variety of project conditions, essential to sustaining pollinators, and an important link in restoring habitat diversity to our manmade landscapes.


Darryl Newman co-owns Planters' Choice alongside his father Chuck, the nursery's founder. He is a University of Maryland graduate with a degree in Landscape Management. He worked as a Project Manager for prominent landscape design/build firms in the Washington DC area before returning to Planters’ Choice in 2004. 

Darryl is a Past President of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association and the 2019 Award of Merit Winner. Being blessed with an incredibly gifted and supportive staff who allows him enough time, he has given presentations for the New York Botanical Garden, UCONN, Naugatuck Valley Community College, University of Maryland, CTASLA, CT Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, the Connecticut Groundskeepers Association, the Connecticut Tree Protective Association, the Connecticut Urban Forest Council, the Connecticut Tree Wardens Association, the Connecticut Environmental Council, the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group and the Ecological Landscape Alliance.


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Understand why certain tree species underperform in the landscape.

2. Recognize characteristics of tree species that make them poor choices for nursery stock planting.

3. Understand how growing conditions in Connecticut will shift as a result of climate change.

4. Name plant species appropriate for use in climate resiliency projects.

This program is being offered at no cost thanks to a collaborative effort between ASLA Connecticut and Planter's Choice

This program has been approved by LA CES for 1.0 hours of HSW distance learning

Course Code: 092420

Provider: CT Chapter of ASLA


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