February 23 Meeting
Doors open at 12:30
Place Horticultural entries by 1pm
1pm Tutorial: Barbara Hanft Topic: Orchids as Houseplants
2pm Speaker: Deanna F. Curtis, Topic: Prepare, Respond, Adapt: Tree Stewardship in a Changing Climate
About the speaker: Deanna F. Curtis is Senior Curator of Woody Plants and Landscape Project Manager at the New York Botanical Garden where she has developed, documented, and helped manage the historic hardy tree and shrub collections over the past decade. Currently, she also manages the horticultural aspects of the Garden's landscape design and construction projects. She holds a degree in horticulture from Michigan State University and graduate degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture from Cornell University.
About the topic: Prepare, Respond, Adapt: Tree Stewardship in a Changing Climate
Our changing climate poses new tree stewardship challenges. Frequent severe weather events have become a common occurrence, placing trees at greater risk during intense storms. Increasingly dramatic temperature fluctuations can stress both young and mature trees in a variety of ways. Learn how The New York Botanical Garden monitors and cares for its historic tree specimens, which species and new selections are better able to confront extreme weather in our area, and how to guard beloved trees from nature's ferocity.
3pm Society Business, Raffle, Refreshments