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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Meet New Woodies for Low Maintenance Landscapes

Donglin Zhang

Time and Session Location

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Magnolia C

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)



included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

With the emerging challenge of climate change, there is a growing demand for new wood ornamental plants suitable for low-maintenance landscapes. Donglin (Arnold) Zhang will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest woody plants with enhanced adaptability in the market, sharing their unique characteristics. You are cordially invited to participate in a hands-on experience to learn the art of identifying woody landscape plants. By working together, we can collaboratively select and cultivate new woody ornamental plants that thrive in our ever-changing landscapes.

More About the Presenter (s):

Donglin (Arnold) Zhang is a professor at the University of Georgia, with extensive expertise in teaching and researching woody ornamental plants, plant production, plant breeding, and molecular biology. Over the course of his career, he has undertaken more than 60 research projects and has been granted authorization for over 300 publications. In his pursuit of enhancing breeding lines, Donglin has explored and gathered woody plants with ornamental potential from local, state, national, and various international locations, particularly countries sharing similar geographic and climatic conditions with Georgia. Holding both an MS and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, he continues to exert his efforts in selecting and breeding superior woody ornamental plants tailored for Georgia's unique environment.

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