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Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro – Native Plants

Wed, September 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

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Special ELA Members Only Event

Eco-Answers: Native Plants

Wondering what all of the buzz is about with native plants and pollinators?
Are you interested in adding native plants to your landscape but are unsure how to begin?

Join native plant specialists Julie Snell and Lisa McDonald Hanes to ask your questions and get professional advice to help solve your problems. During this 90-minute Zoom live forum, Julie and Lisa will provide answers to some common questions and delve into specific audience questions. They will share information about incorporating native perennials, shrubs, and trees in your gardens and landscapes.

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Julie and Lisa will start the evening with brief opening remarks about native plants and then jump right into your questions for the bulk of the Q&A session. Some topics that Julie and Lisa can address are:

  • What are the best native plants to support pollinators?
  • How many native plants are enough?
  • Can native plants be used in formal garden designs?
  • Why is it important to leave “wild” areas of your yard?
  • How do you blend a semi-wild area with the rest of a designed landscape?
  • What are the best native edible shrubs for a mixed border?
  • Do native plants require special soil amendments?
  • What are the benefits of planting native plants to attract beneficial insects?
  • And more….

Please send your questions in advance so that Julie and Lisa will know where to focus their attention. Also send photos of the plants in question to provide some reference and to add interest to the discussion. Email photos along with your questions to: If you don’t submit questions in advance, no problem, we will also be taking questions throughout the event.

Once you are registered for Eco-Answers with the ELA Eco-Pros, you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link.

This is a Members-Only event. If you are not yet a member, please join us!

About the ELA Eco-Pros

Lisa McDonald Hanes

Julie Snell

Julie Snell, ISA, and Lisa McDonald Hanes bring many years of experience in the horticulture field, exceptional plant knowledge, and a deep range of personal and professional experience to their new roles as owners  and operators of Redbud Native Plant Nursery in suburban Philadelphia. Julie and Lisa are founding principals of TEND landscape inc, a landscape architectural firm located in Philadelphia. Design services are offered to Redbud customers through this professional affiliation. Julie A. Snell holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture and maintains professional credentials as an ISA Certified Arborist. Lisa McDonald Hanes is a licensed Landscape Architect in PA and NJ and holds SITES accreditation.


Wed, September 29, 2021
6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
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