VCTGA Spring 2017

Inside this Issue:

Volume 7, Issue 2

Spring 2017

Tree and Seedling Supply Shortage? Transitioning to the Next Generation/Owner? Value Gained from Genetic Tree Improvements?

2017 National Christmas Tree Contest – 2 From the President – 3 VCTGAAnnual Meeting August 10-12 Preview ‒ 4 Shortages Looming? ‒ 4

No Fertilizer for 16 Years ‒ 6 Questions for Members ‒ 10 Managing Vegetation – 10 Grower Profile: 27 Years Ago − 13 Recycling Evergreens: 30 Years Ago – 13 Beneficial Pollinators ‒ 14 Pest Predictive Calendar ‒ 15 Wythe County Added to ˆGypsy Moth Quarantine ‒ 16 VCTGA 3/15/17 Board Meeting ‒ 17 NCTANews & Membership ‒ 18 Christmas Tree Promotion Board ‒ 19

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Bosch’s Countryview Nursery – 5 Tim Mitchell’s Yule Stand System ‒ 9 Alpha Nurseries ‒ 12 Riverside Enterprises ‒ 15 Kelco ‒ 15 Tree Teck ‒ 18 Wagoner’s Fraser Knoll ‒ 20

Save the Dates August 10-12, 2017! ANNUAL CONFERENCE, WYTHEVILLE, VA

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