When:
Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 7:00p -
8:30p

Where:
Grow Native Massachusetts at the Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts

Presented by Grow Native Massachusetts


Native plants have evolved a broad array of adaptations in the wild, yielding not only the ornamental features embraced in horticulture but many fascinating mechanisms for survival. Dan will take us beyond 'pretty' plant features to explore the origins of these adaptive traits, and the critical importance of regional variation. This insight helps us to select plants that are genuinely suited to our landscapes. He will also compare and contrast large-scale nursery production that favors the cloning of cultivars, with small-scale nursery propagation that favors seed-grown straight species. To know and source native plants effectively, understanding their propagation can be just as important as species selection.

Dan Segal has collected and propagated over 1,000 species of native plants in his three decades of work as a nurseryman, giving him great insight into the fascinating variety of adaptations that plants have evolved to survive. He is the owner of The Plantsmen Nursery near Ithaca, NY, which specializes in native plants, local seed collection, and natural landscaping. He founded the Ithaca Native Plant Symposium in 2009.


Co-sponsored by the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation

CEUs Available: APLD (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

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