- Franklin "Woody" Barnes
- David Gressley
- Bruce Peart
- Robert Zavodny
Upcoming national workshop on Gene Conservation of Tree Species, May 16 – 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
The USDA Forest Service is a main sponsor of this event. We have a great venue, domestic and international partners, and a field trip planned and sponsored by The Morton Arboretum.
This workshop will bring together a mix of land managers, conservation and restoration practitioners, researchers, and non-governmental organizations who share the goal of conserving tree species. More information is available on the attached announcement flyer and at: http://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/gene-conservation-workshop
- Myra Walberg
- John Kirk
- Tatiana Poliakova
- John Bentley
- Frank Moro
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News for April 2014
Susan Delano McKelvey (1883-1964). Information by and about McKelvey has become available online. McKelvey’s book, The Lilac: A Monograph (1928), is the starting point for lilac cultivar names.
For an online scan see:http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/130196#page/9/mode/1up
For archival material concerning McKelvey see:http://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/II_A-4_SDM_2012.pdf
For a biography of McKelvey see:http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/726.pdf
Hanburyana document - the paper on Syringa oblata subsp. oblata 'Frank Meyer', a cultivar John Fiala named.
John published the name with the minimal description of it having white flowers.
Lilac Booklets for Sale!
The revised lilac booklet Lilacs; Plants of History-Plants for Tomorrow, 2nd edition is available. This is a great “how to” 24 page guide covering everything from lilac history, to care and maintenance. A heartfelt thanks to the authors John Alexander III and Nan Sinton.
The booklet retails for $4.95, but ILS members may purchase it for the discounted price of $2.00. Bulk orders (over 50 copies) are available for $1.50 per copy.
Bulk Order S/H (US Only):
- 50-100 copies - $15.00
- 101-200 copies - $30.00
- 201-300 copies - $45.00
Please contact Karen McCauley for additional information and shipping & handling charges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support scientific research while enjoying lilacs in your yard!
You are invited to join forces with the
USA National Phenology Network and track the timing of flower and leaf events in a
cloned lilac, thereby contributing to a historical data set 6
decades long. Individuals such as yourself have been tracking the timing
phenology) of cloned lilacs across the country since the 1950's.
These historical records have been invaluable in documenting how plants
are responding to changing climate conditions.
Lilac book released
Now available from Timber Press!
Lilacs: A Gardener's Encyclopedia By John L. Fiala, Freek Vrugtman
S. vulgaris 'Sensation'
Results of 2014 ILS “Lilac Popularity Poll”
During the 2014 ILS convention, a poll was taken to determine participants' favorite lilacs. The top five 2014 results are:
1. Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy' (Beauty of Moscow)
2. Syringa x hyachinthiflora 'Maiden's Blush'
3. Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
4. Syringa vulgaris 'Monge'
Tied for 5th place with 3 votes each