Aerial view of Draves ArboretumJoin your fellow Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionals and earn recertification credits on a tour of Draves Arboretum in Darien, Genesee County, on Friday, October 5, starting at 1 pm.

Tom DravesDraves Arboretum started out as a small plant collection by NYSNLA's own Tom Draves, a third-generation arborist, who desired better plant identification materials than were available in the Northeast. As the collection enlarged via contributions and selections from a well-connected web of nurserymen and plant propagators, it has obtained plants of pure origin that are seldom seen anywhere else in the United States.

The arboretum has developed into an extensive collection of unique and trees and shrubs and is well known and available to fellow arborists, horticulturalists and plantspeople as a site to view most any tree or shrub adapted to western New York type climatic zones. It has progressively grown and has become a regional learning station for the public and all people in the green industry.

We will gather at 1 pm to enjoy lunch -- provided by the Arboretum -- and then tour the grounds. 

Even if you have already been on an Arboretum tour, there's always something new -- and you'll earn 5 credits toward your CNLP recertification.

There is no charge to attend CNLP Day; however, registration is required so we have a head count. Click here to register.

For more about Draves Arboretum, visit the website.