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A Conifer ConversationA Conifer Conversation

Virtual

Adult - Beginner, Adult - Intermediate, Adult - Advanced

Free

The winter months are the perfect time to ignite an interest in conifers for Northeastern Ohio landscapes.


This introductory video featuring Plant Records Curator and former American Conifer Society Central Region Director, Ethan Johnson and Plant Recorder Margeaux Apple will provide the introductory context for a new series featuring a variety of topics covering the broad diversity of conifers​ featured on HF&G campuses. 

 This pre-recorded tour takes an in-depth looked at Holden Arboretum’s treasured Conifer Collection. Participants will learn what a conifer is, what characteristics define them, and where the Conifer Collection at Holden is. Johnson and Apple will highlight six species of conifers that are common landscape plants in Northeast Ohio, giving you tips for identification and facts about each plant that ​are sure to ignite your appreciation and affinity for conifers.

 Upcoming topics in this series include: 

  •  Dwarf cultivars and witches’ brooms  
  • Native Ohio Conifers in the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden & beyond
  • Cypress Family by Bole Woods – Cupressaceae
  • Conifers in the Core: exploring Michigan Hill, Squirrel Ridge, Spruce Knoll, & Ponderosa Pines
  • Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
  • and more added in the months to come.
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Ethan Johnson

Plant Record Curator & former Central Regional Director, President of the Central Region and President of the American Conifer Society

Margeaux Apple

Plant Recorder

About the A Conifer Conversation Series

This pre-recorded series takes an in-depth looked at Holden Arboretum’s treasured Conifer Collection. Participants will learn about the various types of conifers, how to identify them, and where the Conifer Collection at Holden is.

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