Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2017

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96 Landscape Architect and Specifier News PHOTO: TOM MOLNAR Rutgers Develops Brilliant Red Dogwood Species Rutgers plant biologist Tom Molnar (standing amid rows of 'Scarlet Fire' dogwood trees at the Hidden Hollow Nursery in Belvidere, Tennessee), says the new species is the first of its kind with such a deep color. It is also tougher and better adapted to heat and drought than the native dogwood, and is resistant to blight, which has plagued dogwoods on the East Coast. Asian species show more resistance to most diseases, but lack the color that made the native dogwoods so attractive. 'Scarlet Fire' grows in hardiness zones 5-8, which stretches from Florida to Connecticut, and as far west as central Pennsylvania and Ohio. Joy Kuebler Named 2016 Distinguished Private Practitioner of ASLA N.Y. Upstate Chapter Joy Kuebler, RLA, ASLA, founding principal of Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC ( www. jklastudio.com ) of North Tonawanda, N.Y., has received the 2016 'Ellen Shipman Distinguished Private Practitioner' award from the American Society of Landscape Architects/New York Upstate chapter. The award was presented during the chapter's annual awards celebration, February 3, in downtown Syracuse, N.Y. The award recognizes a practitioner based on design work, leadership and ASLA Chapter involvement. Ms. Kuebler earned her degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University, and launched her firm in 2003. Throughout her 20-year career Ms. Kuebler's projects have ranged from community-built parks to learning gardens at public schools, large university campus redevelopment, to streetscapes and green infrastructure projects. She's been a member of the chapter's executive committee for more than 15 years, and held the positions of secretary and member-at-large, initiating the chapter's first social media presence. In 2014 she became president of the New York Upstate Chapter, and led the chapter to its highest membership level in 60 years. She is also a member of ASLA's Government Affairs Advisory Committee, and a member of the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership CORE Alumni Association, and the Canisius Women's Business Center. PHOTO: ALEX NEUBAUER'SCARLET Left: Joy Kuebler, RLA, ASLA I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 9 2

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