Conference 2001

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Conference 2001

RNZIH members were cordially invited by the NZ Arboricultural Association to join in their conference, 'A Tree Odyssey — Something for Everyone', from October 25-27 in Nelson.

The programme was an exciting one with much of interest. It also provided an opportunity to enjoy the arts, culinary and visual delights the Nelson Region has to offer.

Two well-known local horticulturists, Lawrie Metcalf and Seager Mason, gave papers at the conference, one on Thursday 1.15-1.45pm, the other, on Friday 8.30-9.30pm, followed by the Institute Annual General Meeting.

The RNZIH Banks Memorial Lecture was presented at the Rutherford Hotel, on the Thursday evening (25 October) by Graeme Platt. Well-known for his work selecting, growing and promoting native plants for both amenity use and timber, Graeme travels widely to further his interest in plants, both within and outside New Zealand. His particular in interest at present is Araucariaceae. Graeme presented a thought-provoking Banks Memorial Lecture. His topic was The usefulness and place of New Zealand's native plants in the urban environment is firmly dictated by fully understanding their evolutionary heritage.

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Andrew Maloy
Chairman RNZIH Executive Committee.

 

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