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Native Plant Society
Southern Piedmont Chapter
Virtual Meeting
February 14, 2021  2:00pm

How to Give Your Tree
a Long and Happy LIfe

Laurie Reid Dukes
In this newsletter...
Southern Piedmont Chapter February Meeting
Mecklenburg Soil and Water District Tree Seedling Sale
Southern Piedmont Chapter March Meeting
Join Us!  New Member Special
NEW!  NCNPS on YouTube
Paula and Larry's Picks

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NCNPS Handouts
UNCC Native Plant Studies Classes

Southern Piedmont Chapter
Virtual Meeting
February 14, 2021  2:00pm

How to Give Your Tree
a Long and Happy LIfe

Laurie Reid Dukes
Join us on February 14th as Laurie Reid Dukes talks about caring for your trees. This presentation will cover proper tree planting, tree care, and issues to be on the lookout for to help your tree live a long and healthy life.

Laurie is the Assistant City Arborist for the City of Charlotte where she is responsible for administering the Neighborhood Tree Planting Program and enforcing the city’s Tree Ordinance as it relates to right of way trees.  She holds a BS and MS in entomology, is an ISA Certified Arborist, and holds a TRAQ qualification.
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Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation District
50th Annual Tree Seedling Sale

Speaking of trees...

The MSWCD will hold its annual tree seedling sale in March.  A variety of 10 species will be available to purchase online or through mail.  Find out more about the sale here.  Trees must be ordered by February 25th.

Click here for the 2021 Species List.
Click here for the 2021 Order Form.

Join the Southern Piedmont Chapter on March 14th for
10 Great Spring Wildflower Walks in the Charlotte Region
with Laura Domingo
Wild about natives but not a member? Check out our new member special.  Get an 18-month membership plus a free gift for joining.  You can join at this link:
North Carolina Native Plant Society on YouTube
We've been recording our zoom meetings and turning the recordings into videos.  If you missed last month's meeting or want to watch again, head over to the Native Plant Society YouTube Channel.  The channel name is ncwildflowers.  The Southern Piedmont Chapter has a playlist with its videos there but you can find other playlists as well.  The link to find ncwildflowers on YouTube is listed below. While you are there, please subscribe to help us spread native plant love and so you don't miss any new videos.
Paula and Larry's Picks
New to gardening with native plants?

The photo above shows partridge-berry Mitchella repens, a subshrub recommended by Paula Gross and Dr. Larry Mellichamp as one of the best plants for going native in your garden.
Why is partridge-berry called a subshrub?  According to the authors, it has woody stem growth although it only grows 1" tall.  In dryish woods with shade to part sun, this plant forms an evergreen mat or colony.  Twin white flowers appear in late spring followed by red berries all winter.  Looking for an evergreen groundcover?  This might be your plant.

You can learn more about the best native plants for your garden in Paula and Larry's new book The Southeast Native Plant Primer.  The UNCC Botanical Gardens offers copies of their book to purchase at this link:

The Southern Piedmont Chapter is now on Instagram.  Follow our posts at ncnps.spchapter.
Follow us on Facebook. 

The Southern Piedmont Chapter has a Facebook page and a Facebook group.  Learn about our events and native plants and enjoy conversations with fellow native plant enthusiasts.

Click to LIKE our Facebook page and join the conversation.
NCNPS has four handouts to help you select native plants for your garden.  They are Favorite Native Plants for the Garden, A Native Plant Color Palette for the Garden, Native Groundcovers for the Garden and Ferns.  You can download a copy of these handouts at this link:
UNCC Certificate in Native Plant Studies

UNCC Botanical Gardens has new classes in its Native Plant Studies certificate program.  They include basic and advanced botany, sustainable gardening, landscape design, soils and wildflower ID.  Click on this link for more information and to register for classes.
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