Dr. Tamson Yeh – CCE Specialist Pest Management / Turf Specialist
Flowering Trees-More than Kwanzan Cherries!
Dr. Tamson presented a lively and information packed program about many excellent flowering trees that grow on Long Island. Many of her topics also reflect her personal experiences .Topics covered include pest-resistant, four season interest selections; how to choose good nursery stock; matching mature tree size to location; flowering trees for tough locations; and dealing with deer.
Many of us have had some successful and not so successful experiences with trees and shrubs from our Big Box stores, however they lack variety it is time to develop a relationship with a local nursery for future purchases.
She referred to http://www.hort.uconn.edu/Plants/ as an excellent guide to this topic.
Also recommended The Tri-State Gardener’s Guide by Ralph Snodsmith
Don’t forget Peconic Herb Farm when looking for a good selection of shrubs and trees meant to grow in our yards.