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What:        CCLA’s Monthly Meeting
When:       Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7 PM
Where:     The Loft Restaurant at the Cove – 183 Main Street, West Yarmouth
RSVP:         Please RSVP HERE *CCLA will provide appetizers so please RSVP
Credits:     MCLP credits available


Meet Jen Kettell
Owner, Horticulturist –
Jen Kettell LLC/Radiant Leaf

Jen Kettell is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. Jen is the owner of Jen Kettell LLC/Radiant Leaf in Natick. For more than a decade, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. Currently Jen shares her passion for teaching horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. Jen is a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Arnold Arboretum and the International Society of Arboriculture. Currently Jen collaborates with other industry professionals through the Landscape Advisory Committee for the Wakefield Estate and Arboretum, the Advisory Committee for the Norfolk Argricultural High School and the Board of Directors at Stearns Organic Farm.


The Smaller Cut: Early Training of Young Trees
Correcting structural defects in large, mature trees can be a risky business. Taking the time to assess the framework of young trees at planting is an often neglected and crucial step in ensuring their future health. Jen will begin by reviewing sound tree selection that matches habit with function. She will then present the markers of healthy tree architecture and demonstrate pruning techniques using her 10-step guide for correcting structural defects in the early years.

RSVP:  Please RSVP HERE *CCLA will provide appetizers so please RSVP