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Tree Planting of the 9/11 Memorial Park Plaza
Paul Cowie
President of Paul Cowie & Associates

Redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan has been described as one of the most complex construction projects in New York City’s recent history and design of the Memorial Park Plaza was certainly one of its most emotionally charged. Paul Cowie & Associates worked as design team specialists to landscape architect Peter Walker & Partners on the design and implementation of the tree planting at the Memorial. This presentation reviews the design requirements for the trees, many of the complex challenges the design team faced, and the highly specialized arboricultural techniques that were employed to meet those requirements. Paul will share a wide range of photographs, stories, and technical reviews from each step in the process. Paul Cowie is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert and an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. We will meet at the Morris Arboretum’s Bloomfield Farm Horticulture Center. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center. This course carries 1.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=.5, P=.5, M=.5).

Sunday, September 11
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/11/2016 at 2:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Twilight Garden Stroll
Bob Gutowski
Director of Education and Visitor Experience, Morris Arboretum

Take this rare opportunity for an evening visit to the Arboretum as twilight comes and passes into
night. Arboretum educator, gardener, naturalist, and historian Bob Gutowski will be your guide
and share his stories of the history of the Arboretum and point out some of the interesting plants in
the living collection. We will enjoy the view from the elevated tree canopy, gaze at the stars, observe
the plants and creatures, relieve the day’s stress, and celebrate the sights, scents, and sensations of
twilight as seasons change and the moon rises in a beautiful place. Meet at the Visitors Center.
Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Tuesday, September 13
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/13/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Family Overnight - Under the Harvest Moon
Enjoy an overnight getaway with family and friends at Morris Arboretum’s Bloomfield Farm. Arrive after dinner or with a picnic on Friday evening (no cooking please). Bring all that you need for camping- tent, sleeping bag and pad, flash light, folding chair, camp stories, etc. Pitch your tent by historic Springfield Mills, enjoy a communal camp fire, and toast marshmallows. There will be an evening nature walk led by Arboretum staff. Saturday morning a cooked breakfast will be provided. You may want to bring your binoculars. Take a break from your routine without going far from home. The price is per tent with a limit of four persons per tent. Registration is limited to ten tents. Bloomfield Farm is located on East Northwestern Avenue directly opposite from the Morris Arboretum’s public garden entrance. More specific instructions will be emailed.

Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 17
Arrive after dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday
Depart by 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/16/2016 and ending 9/17/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.

Wine, Cheese, and Spectacular Trees
Paul Meyer
The F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum

Join this early evening walk with Arboretum Executive Director Paul Meyer focusing on ten outstanding plants in the Arboretum’s living museum. Each of these accessions has special genetic significance and tells an important conservation story. You will learn about the attributes of each species and how the individual plant became part of the Arboretum’s collection. This walking class will conclude with a glass of wine, snacks, and discussion on the Arboretum’s popular tree canopy
exhibit, Out on a Limb. Rain or shine. In the event of rain, the class will be held with an illustrated lecture indoors.

Monday, September 26
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/26/2016 at 4:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Oaks, Apples, and Whiskey: Fall Tasting and Tour
Anthony Aiello
The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator, Morris Arboretum

On this early evening autumn walk, Curator Anthony Aiello will introduce you to some of the outstanding oaks in the Arboretum’s living collection. Oaks are America’s national tree. They are great shade trees and have outstanding fall colors. Oaks are a great food source for wildlife and their wood is strong and hard. White oak (Quercus alba) is used exclusively in whiskey barrel making and aging and is responsible for much of its complex flavor profile. All whiskeys will be from local distillers
and will be sampled as we explore the oak collection. We will also sample some great old apple varieties and pair them with cheeses at the end of our walk on Out on a Limb.

Thursday, October 13
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/13/2016 at 4:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Introducing the Gardeners of Compton
Joyce Munro
Author and former Dean of the Graduate School, Chestnut Hill College

Come and meet some of the gardeners during the "Estate Years" when the century was young and the Arboretum was known as Compton. John T. Morris and his sister Lydia, original owners of the Morris Arboretum, always wanted a botanical school and it appears they had one when Frank Gould was Head Gardener from 1898 to 1919. Dr. Munro will introduce us to Mr. Gould, whose career included positions at prominent estates in England and Massachusetts. Then she will take us
on a virtual tour of the astonishing estates the "under gardeners" moved to on their climb up the Head Gardener ladder. Listen for famous names and recognizable places as we trace the gardeners’ journeys to estates near and far. We will conclude with a toast to these unsung gardeners, several of whom were skilled in viticulture.

Tuesday, October 18
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/18/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Greenhouse and Propagation Tour
Shelley Dillard
Propagator, Morris Arboretum

Go behind the scenes with Arboretum Propagator Shelley Dillard for a late fall tour of the greenhouse when it is full of overwintering plants. This tour will include a look into the Arboretum’s greenhouses and propagation areas as well as a stop at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery. Don’t miss your chance to come inside these busy buildings that are usually closed to the public, and hear about some of the special plants propagated for both display and research purposes. Shelley will share the history of the Fernery, stories of propagation successes and failures, and maybe even give you a sneak peek at new upcoming projects. Check in at the Visitors Center, walk to the Greenhouse.

Saturday, November 5
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Single class scheduled on 11/5/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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