Thursday, June 15, 2023
Walkabout Presentation on Woody Ornamentals
Dr. Michael Dirr
Time and Session Location
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Walkabout - Meet at the GGIA Booth.
CEUs Available (Pending Approval)
included with any ticket to Southeast Green.
What You Will Learn:
Tour the trade show floor with one of Georgia’s green industry legends, Dr. Michael Dirr. Get his take on hot new plants and trends and learn from his longstanding relationships with some of his favorite growers. Meet at the GGIA booth just inside the trade show entrance.
More About the Presenter (s):
Michael Dirr, Ph.D. is a horticulturist and a currently retired, professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia. He is an expert on woody plants. Dr. Dirr has introduced over 200 plants to cultivation, with 29 being patented while at the University. He has written countless articles, along with 8 books – the best known being his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, which is the most widely used text and reference book in the United States. He has also started, not one, but two breeding companies with his partners, Jeff Beasley and Mark Griffin. The first was sold to Bailey Nursery, MN in 2015. The second is his lastest venture.