Conifer Identification for Home Gardeners

Conifer ID Home Gardeners
Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State University

Conifers are cone-bearing woody ornamentals and are often evergreen, forming the backbone of landscape designs. Home gardeners and Master Gardeners are invited to join us for Conifer Identification to improve their ability to identify and use coniferous ornamentals in Pennsylvania landscapes.

  • When

  • Wed., Jan. 24, 2018*
    (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
    *This workshop was originally scheduled for Jan. 17, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

  • Where

  • Montgomery County 4-H Center
    1015 Bridge Rd.
    Collegeville, PA 19426

To Be Covered

Learn key identification characteristics, find out about new species and improved cultivars, and discover the pest issues you should know about before choosing some of these plants.


Who Should Attend?

This course is for all gardeners who are interested in plants. No prior study of woody ornamental plants is required.

Penn State Master Gardeners who participate in this class will earn credit for completing the Conifer Identification module of the woody plant identification certificate series.


The workshop will consist of classroom time and field study, if the weather permits, so please dress appropriately!

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