Deciduous Trees

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Deciduous trees are typically the most long-lasting plants in a landscape and when mature can be the most valuable structures on the property. They provide a framework to your garden, and many species provide significant habitats for wildlife.

Deciduous trees offer essential shade in the landscape and can even lower your energy bill if placed correctly.

This course will cover the identification and landscape uses of deciduous trees found in this region.

This course will take place over the course of 7 sessions:
09/15/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
09/22/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
09/29/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
10/06/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
10/13/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
10/20/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
10/27/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Optional exam: Oct 27.

Guided Plant Walks will take place on Thursdays, October 6 and October 20, 2:30-5:30 pm or Saturdays, October 8 and October 22, 9 am -12 pm.
Kennett Square, PA
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
This course will introduce students to the identification, culture and landscape characteristics of a broad range of deciduous trees suited to gardens in the mid-Atlantic region. Particular emphasis will be given to plants listed as the main entry on the Plant Fact Sheets. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Identify the required plants by sight (in leaf and/or dormant) and be able to write the plants’ common, scientific, and family names. This includes the required cultivars.
• Describe, for each of the required plants, the appearance, outstanding landscape characteristics, culture, potential problems, and landscape use.
Robert Dougan
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Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education

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