Michael Dirr, highly acknowledged expert on woody plants, will be delivering the keynote lecture, In Praise of Noble Trees, for Newport Arboretum Week. In addition to his widely known reference texts, Manual of Woody Landscapes Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses, Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs – An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Dirr’s Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Dirr is credited with over 300 scientific and popular publications. The lecture will begin at 6 PM at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport Rhode Island. It will be followed by book signing and reception at The Colony House
Tickets are $30.00 per person; $15.00 for students at the door.