Online Learning Resources

from the 2020 Woody Plant Conference Sponsors

While we won’t be meeting in person in 2020, we are excited to share with you online learning resources provided by the sponsoring institutions. 


Check out our video resources here, including Coppicing and Pollarding and Clematis at Chanticleer.

Download our Other Suggested Cutback Woody Plants at Chanticleer handout. 

Visit the Chanticleer Website


Chanticleer Garden Image
Floral display at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Welcome two woody plant experts as they team up to present an inspiring and practical talk on the ever-changing role of woody plants in the landscape. William (Bill) Cullina of the Morris Arboretum and Tom Smarr of the Jenkins Arboretum bring a plethora of experience designing, planting, and maintaining several of the most high-profile gardens in the Northeast.

Director’s Cut: Rethinking the Role of Woody Plants

Creating an Oasis: Selection of Woodies in Unusual Large Settings

Shrubs and trees can provide great scale, frame, and perspective, especially in landscapes such as urban parks, greenways, and open farms. Tom Smarr teaches us how to have fun with the design of woodies on a large scale that can provide uniqueness and creativeness, producing desired destinations and play. Learn about the interplay with large- and medium-sized trees, fast growers for quick shade, and edible nuts/fruits.

What Do You Mean I’m Not a Perennial!?! Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship

Most folks are familiar with the concept of the mixed border—perennials, annuals, shrubs and evergreens blended together in a seamless composition with year-round appeal. It sounds good in theory, but transplanting this concept into a real garden is more difficult than it seems. In this talk, Bill Cullina profiles his favorite “natural mixers,” focusing on woody plants that bring form, texture, color, and wildlife to the perennial garden.

 Visit the Longwood Gardens Website


Morris Arboretum

Historic Landscape Community Webinar with Tony Aiello and Jason Lubar of Morris Arboretum


Visit the Morris Arboretum Website

Morris Arboretum Cabin
Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum

At Tyler, we think of our trees as friends and family. The Painter brothers, in their search for knowledge of nature, planted many trees (and shrubs) to study. Some of these are our native trees, such as Osage orange, while others are from foreign lands like the Ginkgo and the Cedar of Lebanon. Today we continue their work of tree studies, and like them we share our passion with everyone. 

Visit the Tyler Arboretum Website

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Find info and videos about tree care, tree planting, and upcoming tree related activities PHS is hosting.    

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Website

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Flower Show
Seats at the Scott Arboretum

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College