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Feb
14
2017

New Jersey Grafting Seminar 2017

On Saturday February 4 American Conifer Society members from the Northeastern Region gathered at John Vermuelen & Son Nursery in Branchburg, New Jersey. ACS members traveled from Vermont, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to participate in a grafting class taught by Nancy Vermuelen.  Nancy graciously donates her time each February to share her…

Jul
14
2016

Choice Auction Conifers for the Keene, NH Meeting

Frank Goodhart has just received a number of choice conifers for our silent and live auctions. All of these conifers come from Iseli Nurseries in Oregon. Learn more about our meeting here   A few of the varieties available for auction include: Abies koreana ‘Brevifolia’ Picea abies ‘Aurea Jacobsen’ Pinus mugo ‘Spaan’s Dwarf’ Pinus parviflora…

May
5
2016

Select 2016 NER Auction Conifers

SOME SPECIAL CONIFERS FOR THE NER, NH, 2016 ACS AUCTIONS by Jerry Kral We have nine plants from the collection of the late Dennis Dodge thanks to the generosity of John O’Brien who will also be one of our auctioneers. Plants available for auction from the Dodge collection are shown below. Click on the plant…

Oct
4
2015

Northeast Region Dream Team Meets

On Friday October 2, 2015 the Northeast Region’s ‘dream team’ gathered to plan the upcoming 2017 ACS National Meeting, hosted by the Northeast Region. This team is lead by two legendary NE meeting planners: Elmer Dustman and Jerry Kral. As a duo, they have already assembled three of the most successful regional meetings the NE…

Oct
26
2014

NER Annual Meeting a Success!

The ten-year revisit of Rochester by the ACS at this year’s NER meeting provided several unique highlights for the 172 attendees. Attending were eight National Presidents and nine members from the very first ACS meeting! An astounding collection of 80 Dennis Dodge plants was offered at both the silent and live auctions. 270+ plants made…

Sep
18
2014

Graver Arboretum Receives $500 Reference Garden Grant From NER

    On February 8, 2014 the Northeastern Region Advisory Board awarded a $500 Reference Garden Grant to Graver Arboretum of Muhlenberg College. Graver used this award to add additional conifers to their conifer collection. The trees include: Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea Nana’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Gyokuru’ Juniperus chinensis ‘Daub’s Frosted’ Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Arrow’ Picea…

Sep
12
2014

Auction List for NER Meeting Available for Download

Thanks to Jerry Kral and Brent Markus, the list of auction plants from the Dennis Dodge collection, complete with cultivar names, descriptions and, in some cases, provenance has been added to the meeting information on the website. For those of you who will be attending this sold-out meeting, download the list and take it to the meeting…

Jul
27
2014

NE Regional Meeting Agenda Now Available

We have just posted the agenda for the NE Regional Meeting in Rochester coming up September 19-21. You can view it here. We’ve also posted descriptions of the gardens and lots of other interesting things to do and see when you’re in the Rochester area. So if haven’t registered for the meeting yet, what are…

Jul
14
2014

NE Annual Meeting – Pre and Post Tour Garden Visit Opportunities

Elmer & Joyce Dustman’s Garden The garden, which was started in 1966, surrounds the house and terraces and flows down approximately 40’ in elevation to an Irondequoit Creek tributary. Located on a cul-de-sac, the property is within sight of the Erie Canal. There is considerable shade after 48 years, created by the property line hedgerow…

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