Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Location : Udall Building Large Conference Room – 725 Camino Lejo

Cost : $10 members / $15 not-yet-members

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Photo Credit : Trees New Mexico

Trees will be a key factor in fighting climate disruption and providing habitat for songbirds, pollinators, and beneficial insects. So we need to make educated decisions as to the types of trees we plant that are adapted to hotter, drier growing conditions of the future. David Salman will discuss the best tree choices and look at planting techniques that will enhance their ability to thrive with challenging growing conditions.

The Sustainability Series highlights the relationships between healthy land and resilient communities. The 2020 Sustainability Lecture Series focuses the lens of sustainability on trees and supporting tree health from small to large scale in a changing climate.

About the speaker : David Salman is a 1979 graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Horticultural Science. He was the founder of Santa Fe Greenhouses, a retail greenhouse and nursery in Santa Fe, NM (1984 – 2012) and the High Country Gardens mail order catalog (1993 – present).

David is currently working with the new owners of the High Country Gardens as Chief Horticulturist and operates a wholesale/retail greenhouse and plant development company, Waterwise Gardening LLC. He has been a leading voice in the need for gardeners to plant habitat for pollinators and is very experienced in Xeric (water-wise) landscape design, installation, and maintenance of the Great Plains and Intermountain West. David continues to focus on the breeding and improvement of water-wise ornamental plants for the western US.