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May Meeting - Incorporating Trees in Your Garden with Katie Rose Levin

 Photo courtesy of Leaf & Limb

Photo courtesy of Leaf & Limb

Trees provide us with shade, beauty, clean air, clean water, higher property values, lower crime, wildlife habitat and much more. In short, trees make us happy, healthy and wealthy. But how do we best incorporate them into our garden? Join us as we learn about good trees for our garden and key concepts of how to grow them successfully. We'll talk about trees big and small, native and exotic, twisted and traditional. There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation. At the end, you will leave knowing a bit more about how to choose, plant and take care of these beautiful creatures in your garden.

After earning a BS in Environmental Studies from NC State University, Katie Rose Levin spent several years working and studying ecology across North and South America. In 2009 she returned to school, earning both Master of Forestry and Master of Environmental Management degrees from Duke University. In 2012 Duke hired her as their first ever Natural Resource Manager. While there she managed over 14,000 trees across Duke's campus, and served as the primary arborist consultant to over $500 million of capital projects. It was fun, but she wanted to get out and see the world again. So she helped launch the consulting department at Leaf & Limb and now spends her time providing high quality tree information and support to Landscape Architects, Landscape Architects and Planners.

Extra: Ways & Means: Mother’s Day Celebration! Just in time for Mother’s Day there will be a variety of tea cup candles and orchids for sale at this meeting. Great gifts to give and honor our mothers, family members, friends, co-workers or those who are hospitalized or shut-in. 

Lunch menu:  Chopped Cobb salad, pasta salad, rolls, member provided dessert, iced tea, coffee, and water