Tree Selection and Planting

Tree Selection and Planting

In-Person Horticulture and Gardening Class
A fall scene of a forest with the leaves changing to reds and yellow.
Candie Ward

Dates & Prices

Saturday, September 28, 2024
2:00–5:00 pm

Inclement weather date: Sunday, September 29, 2024

Fee: $59

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $53

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. Please note that refunds are not available for programs moved to scheduled inclement weather dates.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

This class is intended as an adult learning experience.  Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Register by September 22, 2024

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Gather info on proper planting, placement, pruning and care of landscape trees—as well as diseases, insects, and other challenges these trees may face. End the talk with a walk through the Gardens where you’ll many of the trees discussed during class. 


Visitor Center Auditorium and Throughout the Gardens

This class will take part partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather.


Bob Dougan

Robert Dougan is a graduate of Temple University and has been concentrating on trees for his entire career. He works as Ground Supervisor for Jeanes Hospital where he cares for more than 700 trees on a 34-acre campus in Northeast Philadelphia.  Dougan also teaches classes on woody plant identification, residential landscape design, and landscape maintenance at Temple University. He has also presented programs on tree identification for the Penn-Del chapter of the International Society of Aborictulture; the Montgomery County, Penn State, Cooperative Extension; the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; and Tyler Arboretum.