Are Native Species Always the Best Choice?

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

2:15pm, Wednesday September 25, 2019 - 3:45pm, Wednesday September 25, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 1.5
  • ISA Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA Municipal Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA BCMA - Science: 0.75
  • ISA BCMA - Management: 0.75
  • ISA TW Climber Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 1.5


Member Early Bird: $65 ($30 for students)

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

Native plants are perceived as requiring fewer inputs, especially in terms of pesticides,
fertilizers, and water. Introduced woody species are increasingly perceived as undesirable,
primarily because they are lumped together with their invasive counterparts. How does
provenance really affect the ability of plants to provide food and habitat to our beneficial
wildlife? This presentation will present a more informed and successful approach to plant
selection than simply looking at place of origin.


Dr. Linda Chalker Scott
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