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Presenters: David Falk, Ulrich Lorimer, Larry Weaner, & Jordane Wiseman

Long before pollinators, rain gardens, and sustainability were part of the landscape vernacular, Garden in the Woods featured native plants and advocated for their conservation. Today, Native Plant Trust expands on that important work by experimenting with, observing, and analyzing the underlying factors that affect the composition and trajectories of woodland vegetation. 

Species adaptability, specialist habitats, soil biota, succession, light distribution, light manipulation, and the often-overlooked effects of historic human disturbance all have outsized effects. We will explore these factors in environments ranging from the “gardenesque” plantings of W. Gary Smith in the Curtis Woodland Garden, to the “wild” landscapes off the main trail,  where the results of various management regimes can be compared. 

Date & Time: Friday, July 22nd, 2022, 9 AM - 4:30 PM ET* 

Location: 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

Fee: $235

Event Category: Professional

CEUs: APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (6), ISA (BCMA Science: 4; Certified Arborist: 6; Practice: 2; Utility Specialist: 4; Municipal Specialist: 6; Climber Specialist: 4; Aerial Lift Specialist: 4), NOFA (4) 
See here for CEU instructions.

Register by: Friday, July 15th, 2022, 9 AM ET (1 week prior)  

*Time listed above includes instructional time & breaks. There will be 6 session hours.
Light breakfast, lunch, and drinks are included in the registration fee.
Check-in & breakfast begin at 8:30 AM ET.

This session will be held entirely outdoors, limited attendance.



Register by July 15th, 9 AM ET || Cancel by July 15th for full refund


David Falk is a horticulturist at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts, where he has worked for seven years for the Native Plant Trust. He also works with the advocacy group Green & Open Somerville to pass a city ordinance requiring minimum percentages of native species in the city’s plantings for various public projects.

Ulrich Lorimer is Director of Horticulture at Native Plant Trust’s Garden In The Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, he was curator of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden until early 2019. At BBG, Ulrich tended the historic Native Flora Garden and was instrumental in expanding it to include a coastal plain meadow and pine barrens habitat. In his ongoing efforts to collect seed from the wild and bring to the garden rare and unusual indigenous species, Ulrich worked closely with other botanists in the New York region to document and study the biodiversity of the area.

Larry Weaner, FAPLD, founded Larry Weaner Landscape Associates in 1982 and established NDAL in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. His design and restoration work spans more than twenty U.S. states and the U.K., and has been profiled in numerous national publications. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society Book Award in 2017, and in 2021 he received American Horticultural Society’s Landscape Design Award.

Jordane Wiseman is a horticulturist at Native Plant Trust in Framingham, Massachusetts. She previously worked at Mt. Cuba Center as Assistant Horticulturist, and was a Master Watershed Steward at Watershed Steward Academy.