Native trees, shrubs, and vines are not only beautiful and versatile, they are cornerstones of local ecosystems, offering food and shelter for a host of birds, mammals, and insects. However, many of the native species we are familiar with are no longer good landscape choices as the climate changes. Thirty years ago, in Southeastern Pennsylvania, southern magnolias barely survived the winter and sugar maples lined suburban streets. Now, the magnolias are a common sight while once stately maples are rapidly dying from heat stress and drought. We must be proactive, promoting and planting species that will thrive in this new environment. In this talk, Bill will showcase some less well known but beautiful natives that show great promise in a rapidly warming Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

A ten minutes Q&A will follow the presentation.

Speaker: Bill Cullina

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Native trees, shrubs, and vines are not only beautiful and versatile, they are cornerstones of local ecosystems, offering food and shelter for a host of birds, mammals, and insects. However, many of the native species we are familiar with are no longer good landscape choices as the climate changes. Thirty years ago, in Southeastern Pennsylvania, southern magnolias barely survived the winter and sugar maples lined suburban streets. Now, the magnolias are a common sight while once stately maples are rapidly dying from heat stress and drought. We must be proactive, promoting and planting species that will thrive in this new environment. In this talk, Bill will showcase some less well known but beautiful natives that show great promise in a rapidly warming Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. A ten minutes Q&A will follow the presentation.