Woody Plant Conference

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Woody Plant Conference

Date & Price

Friday, July 19, 2024
9:00 am–4:30 pm

Optional Reception (in-person only) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College or Online

Conference Fee: $119 before June 21; $149 after June 21

Optional Reception Fee: $20

Registration Closed

Explore these topics, among many others, during the 2024 Woody Plant Conference, as the people behind the plants—horticulturists, master gardeners, researchers, and more—delve into the latest woody plant trends. During the conference, connect with other woody plant advocates and share your experiences. Both in-person and virtual options are available. 

The 2024 Woody Plant Conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum & Gardens, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.

The 2024 conference schedule includes:

  • Re-thinking the Invasive Conundrum—Mark Weathington
  • Japanese Flowering Cherries in America: A Love Affair of more than 100 years—Tony Aiello
  • Collaboration and Community Through ArbNet—Andrea Brennan
  • Managing the Ash Crisis at Tyler Arboretum: One Garden’s Struggle—Mike Karkowski
  • Native Woody Plants to Know—Ethan Dropkin
  • Promoting Soil Health: A Prescription for Woody Plant Success—Bryce Lane
  • Ecological Arboriculture—Rebecca McMackin and Christopher Roddick

Conference attendees are eligible for 5 ASLA LA CES CEUs and 5 ISA CEUs for Certified Arborists and Municipal Specialists. Please note that CEUs will be available for in-person Conference attendees only.

For more information about this year’s conference speakers and the schedule of events, visit the Woody Plant Conference website.