Morris Arboretum: Bringing Great Plants to the West: E. H. Wilson and the Heyday of Plant Exploration - Primex Garden Center
12170
ecwd_event-template-default,single,single-ecwd_event,postid-12170,ecwd-theme-bridge,ajax_leftright,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,qode-title-hidden,qode-theme-ver-10.0,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

Morris Arboretum: Bringing Great Plants to the West: E. H. Wilson and the Heyday of Plant Exploration

March 5, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Arboretum
Address: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118

Morris Arboretum: Bringing Great Plants to the West: E. H. Wilson and the Heyday of Plant Exploration – $20


E. H. Wilson (1876-1930) was one of the most renowned plant collectors of his generation. He was responsible for introducing over a thousand plant species, mainly from China, to the west. In this lecture Tony Kirkham will highlight his recent book Wilson’s China: A Century On. Many of Wilson’s introductions were ornamental plants and trees, such as the beautiful regal lily and dove tree. Other examples include the kiwi fruit, many popular rhododendrons and the Chinese dogwood. In his talk Tony follows in the footsteps of this intrepid plant hunter; to reveal and connect with the China that Wilson once knew. With co-author Mark Flanagan, Tony retraced several of Wilson’s journeys to create a fascinating series of breathtaking ‘then and now’ images of the remote Sichuan landscape, providing a unique insight into the changes that have taken place in China over the past 100 years. Tony Kirkham started his career as an apprentice at Tilhill Forestry Nursery in Frensham, England. He attended Merrist Wood Agricultural College and was awarded the Kew diploma in Horticulture. He was appointed manager of Kew’s North Arboretum and became Head of the Arboretum and Horticultural Services at Kew in 2001.

See the press release here.

 
This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit www.morrisarboretum.org/ed_lectures.shtml.

Related upcoming events

  • May 14, 2019 6:00 pm - May 14, 2019 9:00 pm

    Penn State Extension: Shiitake Mushroom Growers School - $85


    Shiitake Mushroom Growers School, a hands-on workshop, will cover the primary information needed to grow Shiitake mushrooms on natural logs. Each participant will get to take home one inoculated log. Please bring a pair of outdoor work gloves for use during the hands-on process.
     

    To Be Covered

    • Mushroom 101
    • Tree Selection
    • Log Inoculation
    • Stacking/Fruiting
    • Marketing/Business Planning

     

    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/shiitake-mushroom-growers-school.

  • May 23, 2019 8:00 am - May 23, 2019 12:30 pm

    Penn State Extension: Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lanternfly Workshop - $40


    Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby states. It threatens grapes, hardwoods, tree fruit, hops, landscapes and the nursery industry. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect of North American ash trees which has caused widespread ash tree decline and mortality throughout northeastern North America. The Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lanternfly Workshop will review the life cycle of the SLF and EAB. This training provides ISA and Pesticide Applicators CEU credits.
     

    Participants will learn strategies to help mitigate SLF and EAB related risks including actions that can be taken stop the spread of these invasive insects.

     

    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/emerald-ash-borer-and-spotted-lanternfly-workshop.

  • May 28, 2019 7:30 am - May 28, 2019 3:30 pm

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School - $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

  • May 29, 2019 7:30 am - May 29, 2019 3:30 pm

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School - $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

  • May 30, 2019 7:30 am - May 30, 2019 3:30 pm

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School - $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.