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NEC ABS Newsletter February 2016

Northeast Chapter ABS February 2016 (sent via Campaign Monitor to NEC members, with pics too) 2016 ANNUAL MEETING SEPT 14-18 IN WASHINGTON DC Planning for the 2016 ABS Annual Meeting is progressing. DC has so many great locations to visit … Continue reading

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NEC ABS Newsletter November 2015

Northeast Chapter, ABS September 2015 (sent via Campaign Monitor to NEC members, with pics too) The ABS Annual Meeting in Xalapa was fantastic! Thanks to everyone who made the magical meeting possible, especially to our hosts Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez, executive director … Continue reading

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NEC ABS newsletter September 2015

Northeast Chapter, ABS September 2015 (sent via Campaign Monitor to paid NEC members)(with pics too) Just back from Korea – 10th WBC a huge success! 320 bamboo people came from 40 countries to take part in global event, and it … Continue reading

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Controlling bamboo by Whitney Adams

Discussion led by Whitney at NEC June meeting, Bristol, Rhode Island Handouts included: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/weeds/bamboo.aspx http://www.bamboogarden.com/barrier%20installation.htm Methods included: – removal by hand with tools and machines – digging trenches to control – sand-traps to manage rhizome spread – herbicides – time … Continue reading

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Winter hardiness report from Ned Newton

Winter Status of Bamboo at the Newton’s – Westport, Massachusetts October 2014    vs.  Comments under plant name, June 2015 Strikethrough means removing it from collection or death. Name                           … Continue reading

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Bamboo Poles available in CT

From member Paul Carpenter – A gentleman in my town (Easton, CT) almost lost his 30 yr old ½ acre grove this winter. It went down to -19 degrees. He has about 500 22 ft poles, 1.5 diameter mostly, if … Continue reading

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27-  2015 NORTHEAST CHAPTER event! The Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum is an arboretum of 13 hectares (32 acres), located at 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island, mid-way between Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, onBristol Harbor with views … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting of the ABS – October 28-November 1 2015

 Where :   Xalapa, México “Tropical Bamboos for a Better World” Potential Schedule for 2015 ABS Conference, Xalapa, Veracruz, México October 28th Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and walk in the cloud forest in the … Continue reading

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NEC Meeting June 27, 2015 Join us!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at this wonderful venue! The gardens will be looking great and the facilities will allow us a nice place to share discussions and lots of conversations. Guest Speaker -to be announced! … Continue reading

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Bamboo presentation for the Pacific Northwest Chapter, January 31, 2015

January 31st, 12:30-2:30 Hoyt Arboretum, Bill DeWeese Classroom, Portland OREGON Presentation Title: Looking into Moso plantations, China I have been working as an independent consultant to commercial companies interested in developing bamboo plantations in the U.S. Most recently, concerns regarding … Continue reading

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