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More Trees, Please! Selecting Trees for Your Landscape | In-person class

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April 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trees provide structure, interest, and year-round beauty to any landscape. Plus, they can offer shade for your home and help promote a healthy ecosystem in your garden. After learning just a few basic principles, you can select the perfect trees for your landscape with confidence, and enjoy their many benefits every day!

In this class, certified arborist Chris Stuhlinger will cover the basics of how to select the right trees for your landscape, including site conditions to consider, tips for planting, and expert recommendations of which species to choose and which to avoid. The class begins indoors for a short introduction, followed by a walk through the Garden to see examples of these principles in action. Join us to learn how to choose trees with confidence, and you will see why so many people are saying, “More trees, please!”

Additional Information: This class will take place in person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and all class attendees are expected to adhere to the Garden’s health and safety guidelines. Attendance will be limited, and all attendees will be required to wear a face mask or covering for the duration of the class, both indoors and outdoors. Appropriate social distancing of at least six feet will be practiced whenever possible. This class begins indoors but will primarily take place outdoors. Attendees should dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and be prepared to walk and stand for up to 90 minutes. In case of inclement weather, the class will be moved inside.


Members: $35/person
Non-Members: $60/person

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About Chris Stuhlinger:

An ISA Certified Arborist, Chris Stuhlinger has more than 35 years of natural resources management experience in forestry, tree planting, water quality protection, wildlife habitat enhancement, and urban forestry. He attended Auburn University (B.S. in Forest Management) and Louisiana State University (M.S. in Forestry), and he worked in Louisiana, Maryland, and Arkansas before returning to his hometown of Huntsville in 2018. That year, he began volunteering at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, where he continues to assist with tree-related activities and teach various tree care classes. Additionally, Chris is a volunteer instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447