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Lowcountry Lecture: Superior Trees Native Plant Nursery
October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Amy Webb, Superior Trees
Join us for a lecture by the owner of one of the native plant nurseries that provides plants for our SCNPS plant sales – Superior Trees! The oldest nursery in Florida, Superior Trees started as a pine tree seedling nursery for the St. Regis Paper Company. The Webbs bought the business in the late 1980s and turned it into a private business enterprise. While Superior Trees still grows several million pine trees each year, the nursery also provides containerized native trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns and vines to the wholesale market.
A brief history will be presented, along with a discussion of the everyday challenges involved in providing native plant material to a vast customer base.
An offshoot mail-order business, Mail Order Natives, provides hard-to-find native plants to the entire continental USA.
Grant Recipient Update: Botanist Celie Dailey will be joining us to share an update on Enough Pie‘s Butterfly Book Nook Garden project, which she coordinates and was partially funded by a Lowcountry SCNPS grant.
Note: Volunteers are invited to help in the garden on October 24th! https://enoughpie.org/event/butterfly-book-nook-garden-work-day-october-2021/