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September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


How to Purchase High-Quality Trees

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How do you know if the tree you’re about to purchase is going to thrive in the landscape? Learn the traits to look for in a superior tree and the common pitfalls to avoid, such as improper pruning and buried collars. Kevin Zuidervliet, a propagator of native trees and shrubs, will teach you how to navigate the nursery with confidence.

This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Kevin Zuidervliet’s passion for plants has taken him from farms on the Tasmanian shore to Longwood Gardens. He currently works as the Head Propagator at Octoraro Native Plant Nursery where he focuses on producing the highest quality native trees and shrubs.

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