Trees and Shrubs for Small Yards

Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Univ of IL Extension Building, Daniel T. Kelley Auditorium (map and directions)

Connor Shaw, founder of Possibility Place Nursery

Connor Shaw, founder of Possibility Place Nursery (Photo courtesy of American Nurseryman)

Connor Shaw, owner of Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, IL will discuss which native trees and shrubs are best to plant in smaller yards. He will also focus on creating highly efficient and self-sustaining ecosystems that blend human activity with natural surroundings. Mr. Shaw will highlight plant size and shape, fruit value for humans and wildlife, color, and role in the ecosystem.

This event if free and open to the public.

Possibility Place Nursery logoShaw founded Possibility Place Nursery in 1978, and it has since been developed into a leading native arboricultural nursery. The nursery specializes in growing and selling native species of trees and shrubs and more recently native forbs and grasses. The trees and shrubs sold at the Illinois Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones Plant Sale were grown at this nursery. Connor has a B.S. from Utah State University in forest hydrology and a M.S. in wild land hydrology. He has taught numerous classes and seminars on native plants and nursery production and has also written several articles for various publications. Bring any questions you have about native trees and shrubs and Connor will try to answer them.

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