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Exploring Drought-Tolerant Woody Plants
Saturday, August 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Jen Kettell

When the dog days of summer hit, many of us are faced with water bans that limit our ability to water our lush gardens. We find ourselves carefully monitoring the water level in rain barrels and hoping for the next rainfall. What if we started to incorporate plants that simply need less water? In this lecture and walkabout, Jen will share the effects of drought on woody plants and describe plant adaptations for dealing with drought. Most importantly, she will introduce you to a new palette of plant material that will decrease your water use while increasing species diversity and beauty in your home landscape.

Jen Kettell is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area.
For more than a decade, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University's Arnold
Arboretum. Now she shares her passion for horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. Currently, she is a consultant for The Trustees' public gardens, and a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, the Arnold Arboretum, and the International Society of Arboriculture.
Single class scheduled on 8/3/2019 at 9:30AM
 
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