Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
“Drought and Climate Change! New Ways to do Business”
Tracy Traer, Landscape Designer
November 20, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM
It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings! For several years now, all reputable scientific organizations agree that we are and will continue to undergo rapid climate change in the decades to come. The nursery and landscape industries have a great opportunity to respond to climate change. Our industries are in a particularly good position to provide positive solutions and to develop alternative regimes. Tracy Traer will discuss associated issues and present some strategies to switch gears.
Tracy Traer has spent her life observing Mother Nature’s climates and micro-climates. She grew up exploring the mountains of North Georgia, received her MLA from NCSU School of Design under the direction of J. C. Raulston, lived and studied in England and Europe for two years. Upon her returned to the United States, she joined the faculty in the Department of Horticultural Science where she taught planting design and ornamental horticulture for 18 years. She has designed and managed the construction of projects ranging from large estate projects to fire temples and container gardens – always with an emphasis on suitability to site conditions and natural systems.
I hope to see you there!