Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"A JCRA Alum's Perspective of the U.S. National Arboretum"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA

  • Thursday, October 7, 2010 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

At 446 acres, the U.S. National Arboretum is 40 times larger than the JC Raulston Arboretum, with 26,600 living accessions. However, bigger isn't always better, as stagnant arboreta need to balance preservation of germplasm with modern collections to maintain relevance and impact. Join Richard as he evaluates the arboretum collections from a "J. C." perspective, commenting on underutilized plants, novel imports, and breeding potential of garden worthy treasures at the National Arboretum.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
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.