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Course Name: The Woody Plants of Summer: Native Plants
Course Code: AL0262CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: July 21, 2022
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EDT (Check-in time: TBD am)
Location: Holly House, 130 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08816 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course with outdoor learning experience in Rutgers Gardens
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Registration Closes: TBD
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In this class, instructor Steve Kristoph will teach you about some of New Jersey’s most useful plants. You’ll learn what they are, where they grow, and when to plant many of the species and cultivars that are leading the current trend in woody plant material. These are the plants used by top landscape architects and designers. The course will begin with a classroom presentation followed by an outdoor experience in Rutgers Gardens where students will learn how to identify and appreciate the ornamental value of these wonderful plants.
Come discover some of New Jersey’s most useful native plants, including but not limited to:
- American Wisteria
- Black Chokeberry
- Climbing Hydrangea
- Paw Paw
- And much more!
Who Should Attend?
If you want to learn more about some of the woody plants native to New Jersey, this course is for you! Past participants have included:
- Environmental Commission Members
- Home Gardeners
- Landscape Designers
- Master Gardeners
- Propagation Technicians
Meet Your Instructor
Steve Kristoph, Steven Kristoph Nursery
Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others. Plant walks with him are always an adventure!
“Great opportunity to learn about and see native plants, guided by an expert.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “Introduction to so many previously unknown natives.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned about] Various native species that I will recommend our municipality uses in future.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of The Woody Plants of Summer: Native Plants was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5 Technical Contact Hours
NJ Licensed Tree Experts (LTE/LTCO): 4 CEUs
NJ Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF): 4 CEUs
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA): Certified Arborist: 4; BCMA – Practice: 4
No breakfast will be provided. Box lunches will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
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COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
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- Masks are welcome.
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Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
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If you have any questions about The Woody Plants of Summer: Native Plants, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
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