Attendees must attend all conference sessions to be eligible for LA CES credits - which will be awarded at the end of the day.
Five plant masters discuss a few valuable plants at length, from native perennials to understory heroes to top performing trees. Cultivation, propagation, behavior, and ecological function will be highlighted, with an emphasis on plant communities. Presenters will delve into the interactions between individual plants and the complex interactions among plant communities, as well as interactions with the plant’s environment.
This conference is an opportunity for professional gardeners, horticulturists, landscape architects, and designers to explore deeply the cultivation of the plants professionals in the Northeast work with every day. Speakers will share their expertise with plant selection, pruning techniques, and long-term plant care, offering the necessary information to grow and create healthy, dynamic, and beautiful plant communities.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Attendee will learn about cultivated and spontaneous urban plants and learn how to apply lessons about their tenacity to ecological landscapes.
Attendees will learn about attributes plant communities developed on urban green roofs.
Attendees will learn about the benefits of using oak trees in the landscape and about the best species to use in a variety of landscapes.
Attendees will learn about the role of wildflowers in local ecology.
Attendees will learn about the ecological role of native species in their natural plant communities and how to utilize that knowledge in development of home gardens, urban projects, and larger scale restoration.
Carol Gracie, New York Botanical Garden (retired); Laura Hansplant, Roofmeadow; Donald J. Leopold, State University of NY College of Environmental Science & Forestry; William Bryant Logan, Urban Arborists; Andi Pettis, Director of Horticulture, High Line
Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA)