Due to the migration of Boxwood Blight into the areas of Lake and Cook Counties, Illinois, the Chicago Botanic Garden has instituted a policy disallowing all Buxus plant materials brought in by visitors, vendors and others to the Garden, to protect the Garden's collections. This has immediate impact to the Society, Visiting Guest Artists, and attendees registering trees for our twice-yearly exhibitions. Read more about Boxwood Blight at our dedicated page.
Guest Artist Phil Mahliot will be presenting at our next meeting (May 1st, 7:00PM) on the care of conifers comparing and contrasting Pines and Junipers. After the main presentation he will hopefully have time to comment on a few trees for our members. If you would like to bring a Pine or Juniper for Mr. Mahliot to critique, please do so, but please be mindful of our time constraints. Mr. Mahliot will have first choice of the trees he reviews. If there are more we will have a drawing for the order of presentation.