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Jul
2
2017

Coneheads Get ‘Benched’ at The Oregon Garden

  The next time you go to The Oregon Garden, you can take a load off on this wonderful bench, honoring the ACS! Provided by private donation, the bench bears our logo and reads: ‘Dedicated to the tireless effort of the American Conifer Society: Conehead’s Rest’ Longtime ACS member Doug Wilson oversees this wonderful collection,…

Jun
18
2017

New Coneheads are Born!

Bob and Patty Park joined the ACS last year and were in attendance at the WR Conference in Silverton two weeks ago, two of 35 ‘newbies’ that joined us at The Oregon Garden. Well, they are officially no longer newbies! Here are Patty’s photos of the transformation from normal people to full-fledged coneheads!    …

Jul
19
2016

Coniferous Contemplations — Mid July 2016

Hello, Western Region Coneheads; and welcome to prime time! From my vantage point in western Washington, I could not ask for a better summer. Ever since the season’s brutal kick start in May with record heat, we’ve settled into pleasant maritime conditions with adequate natural rainfall and delightful moderate temperatures. This all results in an…

Jun
14
2016

Coniferous Contemplations – June 2016

A Preview of our WR Conference and a Review of Seattle Conifer Day Hello friends and colleagues. I writing to you today from the safety of my home office while witnessing the most delicious rain squall freshen the rapidly maturing seasonal growth of the conifers and maples in Glacier’s End Arboretum. If you’re considering a…

May
26
2016

Ryan Neil Bonsai Display at Portland Japanese Garden

  Ryan Neil of Mirai (American bonsai) has a display of his work at the Portland (OR) Japanese Garden now through June 19. The specimens are very old, wild-collected native trees trained by him for several years. The selections on display will be changed to a different group on June 4th, so two visits may…

May
18
2016

Update on CA trip to bristlecone pine forest

We’ve updated the information on this trip, which we’ve turned into a rendezvous to accommodate different travel schedules (and modes of transport!) As of this date we have members coming from WA and OR and quite a few driving from the SF Bay Area. Our ringleader is Dan Spear, from Southern CA, and those of…

May
7
2016

Coniferous Contemplations – May 2016

Hello western Coneheads and welcome to the latest edition of my coniferous musings. We’ve got an action-packed next six few weeks coming up and I’d like to emphasize a few of the highlights . . . Regional Elections It’s time for this mission-critical exercise in confirming our local leadership. I’ve decided to continue my role…

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