Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and the 2008 NCNLA Excellence in the Landscape Awards

Sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association and the JC Raulston Arboretum

"Drought and Climate Change! New Ways to do Business"
Tracy Traer, Landscape Designer

  • Thursday, November 20, 2008 – 7:00 pm9:00 pm

It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings! For several years now, all reputable scientific organizations agree that we are and will continue to undergo rapid climate change in the decades to come. The nursery and landscape industries have a great opportunity to respond to climate change. Our industries are in a particularly good position to provide positive solutions and to develop alternative regimes. Tracy Traer will discuss associated issues and present some strategies to switch gears.

Tracy Traer has spent her life observing Mother Nature's climates and micro-climates. She grew up exploring the mountains of North Georgia, received her MLA from NCSU School of Design under the direction of J. C. Raulston, lived and studied in England and Europe for two years. Upon her returned to the United States, she joined the faculty in the Department of Horticultural Science where she taught planting design and ornamental horticulture for 18 years. She has designed and managed the construction of projects ranging from large estate projects to fire temples and container gardens— always with an emphasis on suitability to site conditions and natural systems.

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association's Environmental Awards

NCNLA's Environmental Awards program reflects their commitment to the creation and preservation of the beauty of our landscape. The program is designed to recognize and make awards to those landscape professionals who execute quality landscape projects, and to recognize citizens who underwrite such work. In sponsoring the awards program, NCNLA is striving to increase public awareness of environmental improvement through quality landscaping, and to encourage the landscape contractors' consistent use of quality materials and workmanship.

Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.