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New Web Address and Leadership Change for American Horticultural Society
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) has begun transitioning to a new website address. The old website will continue to function until March 31 and during that time, visitors to it will be redirected to the new one. AHS email addresses are also changing accordingly.

After a 14-tenure with the American Horticultural Society (AHS), Executive Director Tom Underwood will step down in mid-February to take the helm of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Garden in Birmingham, Alabama. Holly H. Shimizu, a member of the AHS Board of Directors, will serve as Interim Executive Director while the organization conducts a national search to fill the position.

Bailey Nurseries Announces Annual Spring Preview Dates
Bailey Nurseries has announced their annual spring preview dates for its customers. These one-day meetings provide education, new variety information and retail support programs. Bailey Nurseries will be bringing Dr. Michael Dirr to offer a keynote on Hydrangea Breeding, Selection and Marketing in Boston. ZingTrain will also give a morning seminar titled “Creating a Culture of Great Service” and the nursery will give an update on 2017 promotional plans and retail support.

Dates:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Cantigny Park
1S151 S Winfield Rd
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road Bloomington, Minnesota
55438

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, Massachusets 01505

Spring Meadow Nursery Had a Fire
Spring Meadow Nursery had a fire at 3 a.m. on January 15. Check out their Facebook page for updates.