Stephen Chisholm, Jr.
President, Aspen Tree Expert, Co., Inc.
Conifers are the backbone of many landscapes. They make good screens, delineate borders, and provide year-round color with a variety of textures, fragrances and shapes that accent any garden. They range from large pines and firs to small prostrate ground covers, from rounded boxwoods to upright conical hollies to sprawling junipers. In this class we will examine the most commonly used species and cultivars for our region both native and introduced. Steve will provide us with a systematic understanding of the way conifers are classified, show us how to identify the differences between types and develop our understanding of the cultural requirements common to the whole group. The Arboretum will be setting for this course where many examples of the conifers may be found. It is suggested that for the class you purchase Richard Bitner’s Handbook of Conifers available on Amazon for approximately $20. Be prepared to go outside.
This course carries 6.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=3, P=3, M=0.5). This course also carries LA-CES credits for landscape architects.