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Cafe Scientifique – Woody Natives: Making Quick and Confident Choices
June 25 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Featured speaker: Ginger Woolridge, an Annapolis-based landscape designer, author and consultant.
Ms. Woolridge will underscore the case for planting natives and the serious threats that face them in both the planted and wild landscapes. She will review important attributes and design principles to consider when planting native trees and shrubs. Finally, she will present some of her favorite proven and attractive trees and shrubs, and their uses.
The eastern United States has a rich palette of attractive and reliable plants for almost any use. Join the talk to see how our beautiful, and tough, trees and shrubs can be used to stunning effect in our landscape projects. Even more, in our period of species loss, native plants are the foundation of a native food web.
About the Speaker: Ginger Woolridge’s particular interest is in supporting the use of native plants wherever appropriate. Woolridge is the coauthor of Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States. She has a BS in Landscape Architecture from Penn State and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Book available for purchase:
Essential Natives is a tool for making quick and confident native plant choices. Today, we are facing exceptional insect and bird population declines and extinctions. It has never been more important to support the plants our native fauna require. Tony Dove, coauthor, spent 20 years as a horticulturist at the Smithsonian Institution, both for the museums in Washington, DC and at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Essential Natives was chosen for the 2018 New York Times Summer Reading List.
To join the talk, contact Tracy Gill in advance: email@example.com
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