Native Woody Plants

Registration Eligibility
anyone is eligible to register
Start Date
11/01/2019
End Date
11/01/2019
Description
Join us for an overview of the native woody plants of the Philadelphia region. In recent years, books like Bringing Nature Home by Dr. Douglas Tallamy have made us aware of the importance of using native plants in landscapes that we design, install, and maintain in order to promote rich and robust ecosystems that supports a variety of life forms. The
overwhelming number of plant species available in the nursery trade make it difficult to select the best plants to achieve these purposes. We will explore
the difference between native and introduced plants and gain an understanding of how native plants perform in the man-made landscapes, and in the ecosystems around us. We will be using Sibley’s Book of Trees as our reference to compile a list of native trees that will be of help to you in designing and constructing landscape projects. There will be an outdoor component in the afternoon so dress appropriately.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
6.0
Learning Outcomes
--Understand the importance of using
native plants in landscapes that we design, install, and maintain in order to promote rich and robust ecosystems.
--Learn about the difference between native and introduced plants.
--gain an understanding of how native plants
perform in the man-made landscapes, and in the ecosystems around us.
Instructors
Robert Wells, Associate Director, Arboriculture Research, Morris Arboretum
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Course Codes
Provider
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


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