Deciduous Tree Identification for Home Gardeners

Dogwood in Bloom (PSU - E Swackhamer)
Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State University

Healthy trees add long lasting beauty to residential landscapes, but they can also reduce home heating and cooling costs, intercept storm water runoff and lower crime in neighborhoods. By carefully selecting trees for your site, home gardeners might avoid a lot of pruning and maintenance costs, and enjoy watching them thrive for years. Join us to learn how to choose the right trees for your property.

  • When

  • Thurs., June 29, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Brandywine - 102 Tomezko Building
    25 Yearsley Mill Rd.
    Media, PA 19063

To Be Covered

Penn State horticulture professor Dr. David Sanford will cover deciduous trees recommended for Pennsylvania landscapes, discuss key identification characteristics and growing requirements, and share information about pest and disease issues. Emphasis will be on trees that are readily available in the nursery trade.

Participants will begin in the classroom at Penn State Brandywine, but will spend approximately half of the class time outdoors looking at trees at the Tyler Arboretum. Participants are asked to be prepared for the weather.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for all persons interested in trees. No prior study of woody ornamentals is required.

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


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