The Best Native Trees and shrubs of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Open to all INASLA Members to register for this cosponsored event.
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This talk will go through the best woody native plants that are available in our region. From shade trees, smaller ornamental trees, large, medium and small shrubs, and woody native vines. We will also discuss native plants that can tolerate wet areas.

Steve Foltz is a Graduate of University of Kentucky in Horticulture. He is currently the Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Steve also teaches woody plants and sustainable plants at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State. He has taught for 25 years at both institutions. Steve is on the Ohio invasive assessment team and is a past board member of the International Plant Propagators Society Eastern Region. Steve is a frequent speaker at the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Nursery association meetings. Steve also is cofounder of the website
Lizton, IN
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1. To teach the best native woody plants that are successful in urban landscape
2. To teach that diversity in planting is a key strategy for getting away from spraying for insects
3. How planting native plants can attract a wide variety of pollinators and wildlife to your garden
Stephen Foltz, Director of Horticulture at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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ASLA-IN 18062
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