W.W. Moore



"50 Shades of Green" Conference

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the Post D students went on a field trip to Waynesboro, Virginia to attend a tree conference sponsored by the Virginia Urban Forestry Association. The Department of Forestry awarded scholarships to three students and two adults to attend the conference. This was the 17th Annual Waynesboro Plant Health Care for Urban Trees Workshop. Many topics that were pertinent to the operation of the Green Thumb Tree Nursery were covered.
Utility friendly trees were a subject that was covered by professionals from across the country. The students heard a professor from Texas A & M University give two very interesting talks on the latest in plant research and in tree risk assessment. These topics were presented via lecture and power point which gave these students an example of a college lecture program. The afternoon sessions were hands-on activities held in a local park. The students enjoyed picking up ideas that they have already put to use in their nursery.

The students were recognized as being from the Green Thumb Nursery and they had the opportunity to speak with many individuals in the horticulture industry. It was a great experience for the students and staff of the Post D Program. The students left a positive impact on the adults attending the conference which made for a winning experience for everyone.