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J. David Williams, Charles H. Gilliam, Gary J. Keever and John T. Owen

The Auburn University Shade Tree Evaluation is an ongoing trial of a moderately diverse range of species, and varieties of larger-growing trees. The study was initiated in 1980 with the planting of 250 selections in three replications of three trees each, located at the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Piedmont Substation in east-central Alabama. Among the fruit of the investigation have been an evaluation of 10 red maple (Acer rubrum) selections with respect to growth and fall color characteristics; a comparison of growth rate and aesthetic characteristics of 14 oak (Quercus) selections; a comparison of the growth and fireblight (Erwinia amylovora) susceptibility of 10 callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) selections; and a 12-year evaluation of the overall best performing trees. The Shade Tree Evaluation has served as a precedent for six additional landscape tree evaluations in Alabama. It has provided a living laboratory for a wide range of educational audiences including landscape and nursery professionals, county extension agents, urban foresters, Master Gardeners, garden club members, and horticulture students. Knowledge gained from the Shade Tree Evaluation has been shared through presentations at meetings and conferences.

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Yan Chen, Regina Bracy and Roger Rosendale

Poster Session 35—Ornamentals/Landscape and Turf 3 30 July 2006, 12:00–12:45 p.m.

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M.P. Garber and K. Bondari

1 Associate Professor. 2 Professor. Supported in part by the American Society of Landscape Architects, 4401 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008; the Southern Nurserymen's Assn., 1511 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite 115, Marietta, GA 30062

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Nina Bassuk and Peter Trowbridge

In 2000, two Cornell University faculty members from the Department of Horticulture and Department of Landscape Architecture joined together to develop a course that teaches the principles, processes, and practical techniques of landscape

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Jozer Mangandi, Sydney Park Brown and Natalia Peres

Roses are one of the most popular plants in the horticulture industry, featuring a variety of plant forms, flower forms, colors, and scents that make them versatile landscape plants. Even though cultivar development has made rose cultivation

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Shelley A. McReynolds, J.M. Zajicek, W.A. Mackay and J. L. Heilman

135 POSTER SESSION 20 (Abstr. 810-832) Landscape/Ornamentals/Turf: Culture and Management

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Melody Reed Richards and Larry A. Rupp

Bigtooth or canyon maple is a small tree native to the intermountain western United States and possesses characteristics valued by the nursery and landscape industries ( Barker, 1974 ; Kuhns, 2003 ; Tankersley and Emino, 1980 ), including a

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Walt Ray

Americans' growing appreciation for excellent landscape design is creating a great need for reputable designers in the residential landscape design industry. Technology affords landscape planners the ability to fill that need with personalized landscape designs through the mail. The use of disposable cameras, overnight mail, computer aided design, computer rendering, telephone, and fax all makes it possible for a designer to acquire a good knowledge of a particular site, quickly design an accurate, high quality landscape design, do several revisions to that design, and give the client a timely return of the design. Southern Living magazine's new department, Custom Landscape Plans, headed by Rebecca Bull, is one example of how this is done. Through a graduate assistantship with Southern Living, I can use these available technologies to design personalized landscape plans all over the south from my office at Clemson Univ. The methods of mail-order landscape design will be discussed in a verbal presentation.

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Catherine C. Lavis and Laura A. Brannon

It is estimated that as much as 3.5 billion gallons (13.25 million cubic meters) of landscape irrigation water is lost or wasted due to evaporation, wind, or improper irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance in the United States each

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Sudeep Vyapari, Robert J. Graves and Edmund L. Thralls

Poster Session 47—Ornamental/Landscape and Turf 2 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F