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Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro – Tree Health and Longevity

Special ELA Members Only Event - If you aren't yet a member, you can join here. Are you concerned about keeping your trees or a client's trees healthy and happy for the long-term? Are you involved with construction projects and trying to protect existing trees? Trees are an important element in every landscape, but we...

Webinar: Native Plant Gardens: Designing for Beauty

Now that we understand why native plant gardens are so important for creating habitat and supporting pollinators,  it’s time to kick things up a notch! Can native plants be used to design a stunning garden? Indeed they can! Whether you are designing for an exacting client, or spiffing up your own gardens, learn some design...

Webinar: The Clandestine Orchid

Join Leslie Duthie for a virtual walk through central Massachusetts in search of orchids. What has spurred people's interest in orchids? They are not always the showiest flower in the wild. They are often hard to find. They are flighty, appearing in one location this year, but gone the next! Discover a variety of orchid...

Webinar: The Watershed Approach: Land Management Like the Earth Depends on It

This webinar provides a clear context for confidently communicating the positive effects of regenerative and sustainable land management on local and global weather, reduction of environmental pollution, promotion of biodiversity, and the overall health of the Earth and the people inhabiting her. The context, called a “watershed approach” to land management, is a framework for...

Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro – Living Shorelines

Special ELA Members Only Event - If you aren't yet a member, you can join here. Concerned about Climate Change and coastal environments? Have a current project or interested in adding shoreline restoration to your business services? Are you involved in a non-profit and would like to bring skills and techniques to your community? Join...

Webinar: Arborists Are from Mars; Garden Designers Are from Venus

Working around trees in a landscape is a delicate and careful business that is often overlooked, much to the detriment of the trees over time. It can be hard to spot what gardening practices cause trees harm, as it might be a decade before one unfortunate trench kills a tree. Chris Roddick will explore how...

Webinar: Poisonous Anacardiaceae: Poison Ivy and Beyond

The cashew family, Anacardiaceae, includes a number of economically important plants and many notoriously poisonous species. From poison ivy to cashew and poisonwood, we will explore the diversity of the family and learn more about its toxic members, which are distributed across approximately 33 genera. Detailed information about poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) and the contact...

Webinar: Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation

Dr. Keeley will review selected chapters of the second edition of the 2019 book Corridor Ecology that captures advances in the field since 2006. She will give an overview of corridor design objectives, including topics such as corridor dimensions, sensitivity to human activity, and topography and microclimate for climate-wise connectivity. With an extensive human footprint...

Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro – Natural Swim Ponds

Special ELA Members Only Event - If you aren't yet a member, you can join here. Are you looking for an alternative to traditional swimming pools? Considering a natural swim pond for your next design project? Join ELA and Karina Lapierre, BFA and Owner of Lavish Gardens, to ask your questions and get professional advice...

Webinar: 100 Plants to Feed the Monarch Butterflies

A book about planting for monarchs (and for motivated readers and gardeners) is not quite as wondrous as monarchs and their individual life cycles, their host relationship with milkweeds, or their annual migrations in North America, but it is something of a miracle. Only a few decades ago, the concept of creating native-plant gardens was...