The Woody Plant Conference was created to educate, prompt, and stimulate conversation about woody plants in our landscapes among nursery and garden center personnel, landscape designers, horticulturists, and keen gardeners. Each year the committee chooses experienced, knowledgeable speakers to share their interest and knowledge of woody plants. This course is one topic at the Conference, providing insight into current maple tapping practices and guidelines established by the Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center.
The committee attempts to create a balanced conference offering by selecting lectures for all members of our audience. They strive to effectively address commercial/retail issues, take an in-depth look at specific genera of woody plants, explore how to use woody plants in the landscape, as well as practical issues like pest and disease management.
The Woody Plant Conference provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and concerns about woody plants as well as an opportunity to meet other woody plant advocates and share experiences.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Understand new maple tapping best practices
Know how to ensure sustainable annual sap collection
Learn how these practices benefit the producers and the trees
Abby van den Berg
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education