Master Gardener Mini-College: Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Adv. Cert.

Woody Plant Identification
Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State University

The Master Garden Mini-College is a specially designed advanced training program for Master Gardeners. Join us for the Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Advanced Certification track to learn about the identification and usage of twenty-five flowering trees that are hardy in Pennsylvania.

  • When

  • June 26, 2017
    (9:45 AM - 4:15 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State University
    120 Business Building
    University Park, PA 16802

Flowering trees provide multiple seasons of interest to the landscape with flowers, fruits, foliage color, form, and bark. Available selections in a range of sizes make these trees suitable for large rural landscapes, as well as small urban spaces.

This six-hour course is designed to teach the identification and usage of twenty-five flowering trees that are hardy in Pennsylvania. For each plant we will discuss physical morphology, site requirements, landscape value as well as any common insect pests or disease.

The class includes a full-color identification manual on flowering trees. The majority of this track will be held outdoors and will require moderate walking.

To Be Covered

  • The Master Gardener Advanced Certificate Program provides in-depth training in specialized areas of horticulture.
  • This training will prepare Master Gardeners to become more proficient in answering gardening questions.


Prior to class, registrants should complete Module 1 on taxonomy, nomenclature, and plant morphology. Module 1 is free and available online through VMS. 


For outdoor sessions, participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.

What to Bring

Please bring name badge, water bottle, notebook, pen, and sunscreen.



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