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Dr. Richard Olsen (Director, US National Arboretum in Washington, DC) – “Beyond Tobaccy: Horticultural Roots in North Cackalacky”

February 15, 2021

WHEN: Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 6:30PM to login; 6:40PM (sharp) our meeting starts.
TO HEAR:  Dr. Richard Olsen, “Beyond Tobaccy: Horticultural Roots in North Cackalacky”
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED:  Just click on the link below at 6:30PM to join the webinar:

Click here to join the presentation on February 15, 2021 at 6:30PM

Bio: With two horticultural degrees from NC State and a third from the University of Georgia, Dr. Richard Olsen’s career spans genetics, specimen development and administration.

Recognized as a leader in public horticulture, Dr. Olsen was named Director of the US National Arboretum (USNA) in 2015. Prior to his promotion at the USNA, earlier he was a research geneticist and the Arboretum’s lead scientist where he focused on developing pest and disease-resistant urban landscape trees. This important work – including travel around the world to find and develop new plants for commercialization in the U.S. – continues to benefit America’s nursery and landscape industry.


February 15, 2021
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