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Conifers Class

Continuing Education

Dates & Price

6 sessions

Thursdays, 3:00–5:00 pm
January 11–February 15, 2018

Optional Exam: February 22, 2018

Inclement Weather Date: March 1, 2018

Fee: $179

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. The plants are arranged by family, including Pinaceae (pines, spruce, and firs), Cupressaceae (arborvitae, cypress, and juniper), Taxaceae (yews), and others, to foster knowledge of specific identification characteristics. This course will focus on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and use in the landscape.

Core Course

Guided Plant Walks

Saturdays, January 27, February 10, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Thursdays, February 1, February 15, 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials


Ginny Levy


Visitor Center Auditorium

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2018 Continuing Education Catalog