Friday, October 10, 2008 JC Raulston Arboretum’s Annual Plant Distribution

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution   

October 11, 2008 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM

 

 

  

We’re giving away nearly 5,000 plants (nearly 300 taxa) at this year’s Annual Plant Distribution.  Mark Weathington, the Arboretum’s assistant director and curator of collections, is going through nursery stock and is pulling more plants for the giveaway.  By the time the field is laid out for Saturday, we should have even more plants for our members.  There are 109 taxa on this year’s plant list.  This is the highest number that I can recall.  Tim Alderton, research technician, even had to make new numbered stakes since we did not have enough.  It’s promising to be a great distribution with lots of fantastic plants.

The event’s guidelines and plant list have been posted on the Arboretum’s Web site.  The guidelines will be the same as they were last year and the year before that.  If you’re unfamiliar with the guidelines, be sure to review them prior to Saturday.  While we don’t expect the plant list to change before Saturday, please be sure to check back late on Friday to see if we’ve had to modify the list.

Annual Plant Distribution Announcement
http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/calendar/event_details.php?ID=198

Guidelines and Plant List
http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/horticulture/annual_plant_distribution/annual_plant_distribution_by_year.php?year=2008

This is a members only event.  If you are not already a member, joining and renewing is easy.  You can join or renew online at http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/join_and_support_us/membership/membership.html#join.  Please don’t pay online after Thursday since we’ll likely miss it until the following week.  You can also join or renew by calling Anne Porter, director of development, at (919) 513-3826 or Faye Koonce, facilities coordinator, at (919) 513-7457.  And, we’ll have a new members and renewal table at the distribution’s entrance.

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