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MAA Fall Education Wrap Up In addition to MAA’s new Safety Saves and Demo Day in October, members enjoyed two other educational programs in the fall season. At MAA’s September dinner meeting, Horticultural Consultant Joann Vieira pre- sented, “Great Trees & Shrubs: Adding Diversity and Beauty to the Landscape.” Joann offered outstanding suggestions for a variety of uses, including replacement options. See sidebar for a list of the plants covered during her presentation. In November, Nick Brazee of UMass Amherst spoke to a full house on, “Tree & Shrub Diseases: What’s Ahead.” Activity in the UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab is always a good barometer of issues in our landscapes and forests that may impact the trees under our care. Nick shared what he’s been seeing in the lab, along with his predic- tions for what’s to come. Creating Diverse Landscapes with Underused Plants Presented by Joann Vieira to the Massachusetts Arborists Association September 25, 2018 Evergreen Trees 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Korean Fir (Abies koreana) Blue atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ and C. lebanii var. stenacoma) Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) Red cedar (Juniperus virginiana and J. communis ‘Gold Cone’) Hiba arborvitae (Thujopsis dolobrata) Japanese umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Wintergreen’) Weeping Alaskan cedar (Xanthocyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) Deciduous Trees 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Red horse chestnut (Aesculus X carnea ‘Briotii’) Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Rising Sun,’ ‘Forest Pansy,’ ‘Covey’) Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea and ‘Perkin’s Pink’) Farges filbert (Corylus fargesii) Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Kristin’s Compacta,’ ‘Lustgarten Weeping,’ ‘Gold Star’) Wedding cake tree (Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’) Silverbell (Halesia caroliniana ‘Rosea’) Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginatum’) Species Magnolia (M. ashei, M. sieboldii, and M. virginiana) Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) Wafer ash (Ptelea trifoliate ‘Aurea’) Little epaulette tree (Pterostyrax corymbosum) Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus and ‘Evening Light’) Shrubs 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. MAA President Natascha Batchelor, MCA , with November’s dinner meeting speaker, Nick Brazee, P h . D . MAA Education Events Where You Can… • LEARN about the latest industry information and trends • EARN CEU credit • NETWORK with like-minded professionals White forsythia (Abeliophyllum distichum) Korean abelia (Abelia mosanensis) Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) Japanese spikenard (Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’) Fountain Buddleja (Buddleja alternifolia ‘Argentea’) Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma and ‘Variegata’ and C. japonica ‘Leucocarpa’) Sweetshrub (Calycanthus ‘Venus,’ C. raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine,’ Calycanthus sinensis) 28. Bluebeard (Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’ AKA SUNSHINE BLUE) 29. Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 30. Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia ‘W. Stackman’ GOLDEN SHADOW) 31. Bloodtwig dogwood (Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’) 32. Smokebush (Continus coggygria ‘Young Lady,’ ‘Ancot’ GOLDEN SPIRIT, and Royal Purple’) 33. Enkianthus campanulatus (‘Showy Lantern’) 34. Witchhazel (Hamamelis ‘Rochester Superba,’ ‘Sunshine’) 35. Seven son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) 36. Panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb,’ ‘Limelight,’ ‘Quick Fire’) 37. Mountain hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’) 38. Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haye’s Starburst’) 39. Winterberry (ilex verticillata ‘Nana,’ ‘Winter Gold,’ ‘Roberta Case,’ ‘Sparkleberry’) 40. Chinese Indigo (Indigofera ambylanthera) 41. Sand myrtle (Kalmia buxifolia) 42. Bushclover (Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gibraltar’) 43. Rhododendron (‘Ken Janek’ and ‘Mist Maiden’) 44. Weeping European larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’) 45. Willows (Salix alba subsp. vitelina ‘Britzensis,’ S. gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’, S. chaenomeloides ‘Mt. Aso’) 46. Creeping Willow (Salix repens var. argentea) 47. Dusty Zenobia (Zenobia pulverulenta) MAA NEWS / December 2018 5