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March 2020

Land Ethics Symposium

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delaware Valley University Doylestown, PA

Come celebrate our 20th anniversary at this not-to-be-missed symposium geared towards landscape architects, designers, contractors, land planners, municipal officials and homeowners. The symposium's focus: how to create ecologically sound and economically viable landscapes through the use of native plants and sustainable practices. Expect lively dialog on topics ranging from the benefits of using organic native trees and designing with nature to engaging clients with a land ethics approach. Continuing education credits are available. Visit our website here for more information. Registration information will be…

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Greener than Grass: a Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
$30

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU Turf grass is America’s #1 crop…yet has no ecological value whatsoever. Learn to landscape more sustainably, replacing your grass with no-mow alternatives that offer food and beauty to pollinators, wildlife, you, and your family. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration required, meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center.

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April 2020

Webinar: Salt In the Water, Action on the Ground

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Each winter, billions of pounds of salt are spread on America's roads to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. But all this salt poses a major health risk to both humans and wildlife. Join us to learn about how excessive salt affects benthic macroinvertebrates and other aquatic life in freshwater streams, and how one local community group is raising awareness and changing behavior around salt in the community! Dr. John Jackson is a Senior Research Scientist at Stroud Water Research Center.…

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Webinar- Site Analysis: the First Step in Successful Tree Planting

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The success of newly planted trees in the landscape is not just dependent on proper planting and after care, but also on proper analysis of the planting site. Site analysis considers the characteristics and history of the landscape to help ensure successful tree planting projects. This webinar reviews the site characteristics and how past history of a site can help determine what tree species are appropriate for planting.

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Webinar Series: Riparian Forest Buffers

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - April 30 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Join DCNR and our partners for a continuation of the Riparian Forest Webinar Series! Through the end of April, we're offering more webinars in addition to open office hours. During open office hours, we'll choose a general topic to chat about and field your questions. Wed, 4/8 @ 2pm - OPEN OFFICE: Funding Options and Planting Design Thurs, 4/9 @ noon - WEBINAR: Riparian Forest Buffers for Pollinators and Wildlife, Ryan Davis Tues, 4/14 @ noon - WEBINAR: TBD Thurs, 4/16 @ noon -…

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Webinar: Planting Landscape Trees

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The long-term success of a tree in the landscape depends on numerous factors, but key to success is proper planting and establishment. This webinar presents the appropriate techniques for planting ball and burlap (B&B), containerized, and bare root trees in the landscape. Common planting mistakes and how to avoid them will be discussed, along with immediate aftercare to ensure newly planted trees successfully establish and thrive for years to come.

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Webinars: Watershed Hacks

April 24 @ 11:00 am - May 8 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Stormwater advice and ideas for engaging your family while you are at home during this crisis. Use the link below to sign up for the upcoming webcasts, or find the archived versions online: http://chesapeakestormwater.net/category/events/archived-webcasts-events/ 1 CBLP CEU for each webinar

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Garden Stories

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audubon Naturalist Society Chevy Chase, MD
$40 – $55

In our age of environmental anxiety, gardens can be places of respite for us, as well as powerful agents of environmental healing with plant communities that feed and shelter wildlife, and green engineering that prevents erosion, flooding and pollution. Four accomplished landscape designers will share stories about particular gardens they have designed, including their favorite native plants, and lessons learned through success and failure along the way. Alongside the event, Izel Native Plants will offer an assortment of plants for…

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Webinar: Modifying Tree Planting Sites in the Built Environment

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of techniques to modify or create tree planting sites in sidewalks, parking lots, and patios. As these modifications are very site specific, the presentation will provide introductions to different techniques rather than strict design prescriptions or standards.

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Webinar: Planting Design Considerations

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

On Wednesdays at noon, ELA invites you on A Walk in the Garden, a virtual weekly diversion as we adjust to the restrictions that the COVID-19 virus has forced onto our lives. Presented as free webinars to gardeners everywhere, these presentations invite garden and landscape experts to share gardening tips, beautiful images, and inspiration. We hope anyone who is isolating, quarantining, or sheltering-in-place will find comfort and collective strength with a communal walk in the garden. A (Virtual) Walk in the Garden…

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