Here are some upcoming local and regional events of interest–

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January 25-26, 2016: Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals Conference, Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. The 24th annual conference offers the most current information on emerging pests, existing issues and other related forest ecology and health issues.

January 29-30, 2016: Virginia Association of Biological Farming Conference, Skelton 4H Center at Smith Mountain Lake. The 17th annual conference offers 25 concurrent sessions, 5 pre-conference workshops, over 35 tradeshow exhibits, a seed swap and great local food.

February 17, 2016: The Piedmont Landscape Association Conference, Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA. The 33rd annual symposium. Topics include ‘Planting in a Post-Wild World – Creating Resilient and Thriving Landscapes’, ‘To Bee or Not To Bee’, ‘Designing Plant Communities-the Art and Science of Successful Native Planting’, ‘Surround Yourself with Shady Characters’.

February 20, 2016: 2016 Woods and Wildlife Conference, Germanna Community College, Culpeper.  12th annual landowners’ conference on bringing out the best in your landscape. Topics include fighting alien plant invaders, deer for quail and quail for deer, Virginia snakes and turf to trees, plus many more interesting talks.

March 12, 2016: Plants and their Friends – Exploring Partnerships Above and Below Ground, University of Virginia, Richmond. Full day of presentations on pollinators, ant-plant symbiosis, plant roots and fungal partners and interactions with fungi and challenges of orchid preservation.