5th International Maple Symposium, Morris Arboretum, 23/24 October 2014

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  1. grahamrjuk

    grahamrjuk Member Maple Society

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    Full registration details are now available for the 5th International Maple Symposium taking place at the Morris Arboretum in the University of Pennsylvania, 23 - 24 October 2014 with post symposium tours on 25 - 26 October.
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    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    So we have almost 150 views of this thread. Who plans on attending? The list of speakers is very impressive and I am sure there will be lots of maples to observe.

    I have attached some of the details below.

    Thursday and Friday, October 23 -24, 2014
    Post-conference Tour: Saturday and Sunday, October 25 -26, 2014

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    The 5th International Maple Symposium will be hosted by the Morris Arboretum and will showcase its highly regarded maple collection. Along with a lineup of internationally recognized maple experts, the symposium will feature garden tours to both public and private gardens.
    Registration: $365 (includes lectures, breaks, lunches, and tours on Thursday and Friday)
    Friday Night Banquet: $60
    Saturday Tour: $75
    Sunday Tour: $50

    Register Online Now
    A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington for October 22, 2014 - October 27, 2014. The special room rate will be available until September 23rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
    Book Online Now
    Featured Speakers:
    • Anthony S. Aiello Director of Horticulture and Curator at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

    • Dan Benarcik Horticulturist at Chanticleer

    • Dan Crowley Dendrologist at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

    • Piet de Jong Retired, Botanic Gardens of the University of Utrecht and Station for Nursery Stock at Boskoop

    • Douglas Justice is the Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research

    • Richard Olsen, Research Geneticist at the United States National Arboretum

    • Cor van Gelderen PlantenTuin Esveld, a family business and traditional Boskoop nursery

    Complete Agenda

    • Thursday, October 23
    AM: Lectures at the Morris Arboretum
    PM: Tour of the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore
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    8:00 a.m. Shuttle departs Hilton Garden Hotel to Morris Arboretum
    9:00 a.m. Welcome—Paul Meyer, The F. Otto Haas Director of The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    9:10 a.m. How to find your way in the multitude of Japanese Maples - Cor van Gelderen

    There are so many Japanese Maples nowadays, that many of our interns become disheartened, at the sheer sight of them. How are they ever going to understand, let alone know, all these cultivars. So they give up, before even having started. And I feel that the same feeling overcomes many of our customors as well. With that experience in my mind I have tried to come up with a solution. Grouping them in logical groups of related cultivars helps. But defining logical groups is a bit of a challenge. In this lecture I will try to define logical groups of related cultivars and present them. Images of these plants will underline the advantages of cultivar groups.
    10 a.m. Break
    10:15 a.m. The evolution of the reproductive organs of maples in comparison with some phylogenetic trees of the genus Acer - Piet deJong
    The original inflorescences and flowers of maples have shown a whole series of reductions during the evolution of the genus. The original heterodichogamous flowering has resulted in some taxa of the genus in complete dioecy and wind pollination. A number of recently published phylogenetic trees show that the earlier divisions of the genus mainly based on morphologic characters of flowers and inflorescences were monophyletic sections and series. Some phylogenetic trees, however, show unexpected variations.
    11:00 a.m. Acer section Platanoidea - Recent Asian introductions into cultivation - Dan Crowley

    In recent years there have been a number of Asian introductions to cultivation of members of Acer section Platanoidea. Among these are plants causing considerable confusion in terms of their identification and correct nomenclature. For example, some of the introduced material listed under the same collection number has been identified as belonging to different taxa by different individuals/institutions and are growing in various botanical institutions under different names. Recently published literature recording these inaccuracies further contributes to the confusion among this interesting group. Dan is undertaking a project to ascertain which taxa are in cultivation and under what names. The correct identity of those in cultivation will be established, with the work then extending to the other members of the section and eventually culminating in a taxonomic revision of the section. Here he will present the status of the project so far.
    11:45a.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m. Depart for Tour of the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
    2:00 p.m. Tour of the Scott Arboretum
    4:00 p.m. Depart Scott Arboretum
    5:00 p.m. Return to Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, dinner on own

    • Friday, October 24
    AM: Lectures at the Morris Arboretum
    PM: Tour of the Morris Arboretum
    Evening: Banquet at the Morris Arboretum
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    8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs Hilton Garden Hotel to Morris Arboretum
    9:00 a.m. 100 Years of Maples at the Morris Arboretum - Anthony Aiello

    Starting with its founders John and Lydia Morris, there has been a long history of growing maples at the Morris Arboretum. The Morrises purchased Japanese and Chinese maples from the Yokohama Nursery Company and from Veitch Nurseries and received plants from early plant explorations in China. During the middle 20th century the Arboretum focused on building taxonomic collections of maples. Over the past 30 years the focus has shifted to plants of wild-collected origin, primarily Asian species. These have been supplemented by selected cultivars of maples. In this talk, Tony will cover the history of maples at the Arboretum and discuss how this history reflects broader changes in plant collecting and exploration.
    9:45 a.m. Research trends in Acer - Richard Olsen
    10:30 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. Creative integration of Maples into the gardens at Chanticleer and elsewhere - Dan Benarcik

    Maples are but one of the colors on our creative palette. See how they can be combined and utilized to create an experience or expression larger than a simple plant combination. Pruning, siting and simple choice of plant all fit into this larger equation.
    11:30 a.m. Pan-Asian Acer: Maples cultivated at UBC Botanical Garden - Douglas Justice

    Despite its small size, UBC Botanical Garden is well known for the diversity of its plant collections. The conditions at UBC are ideal for a large number of temperate plant groups, and maples represent one of the Garden’s most significant collections. Wild-provenance maples from Japan, South Korea, China, the Himalayas, Taiwan and Viet Nam make up most of the collection. Many of these plants including a number of rarities, as well as companion plants representing other genera, will be discussed in this illustrated lecture.
    12:15 p.m. Lunch
    1:15 p.m. Tour of the Morris Arboretum Plant Collection Highlighting Maples
    4:30 p.m. Bus departs for Hotel
    6:00 p.m. Bus departs Hotel to return to Arboretum
    6:30 p.m. Refreshments and Silent Plant Auction
    7:00 p.m. Maple Society Banquet at the Morris Arboretum
    9:00 p.m. Bus departs for Hotel

    • Saturday, October 25
    Post Conference Tour: Tour of Three Private Gardens, including the garden of Ed and Debbie Shinn
    Details »
    9:00 a.m. Bus departs Holiday Inn Hotel for New Jersey
    10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Ed Shinn, Peter James, and Ron Klein
    1:30 p.m. Lunch at Ed and Debbie Shinn’s home
    3:00 p.m. Bus departs for hotel
    Dinner on own
    • Sunday, October 26
    Post Conference Tour: Visit to Chanticleer (a pubic “pleasure garden†in suburban Philadelphia)
    Details »
    9:30 a.m. Bus departs Holiday Inn Hotel for Chanticleer
    10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Tour in gardens of Chanticleer in Wayne, PA—Lunch following
    1:00 a.m. Bus departs Chanticleer to return to Hilton Garden Hotel
  3. marymyers

    marymyers Active Member Maple Society

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    This symposium was fantastic! Can't wait for next year. Good information, good people, good fun.


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