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SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature horticulture professor

April 6, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., in Nacogdoches. Dr. Mike Arnold, Texas A&M University horticulture professor, will present "Sifting Ashes for a Phoenix and Other Tales from the Former Texas A&M Horticulture Garden."

Arnold earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in landscape horticulture from Ohio State University before receiving his doctoral degree in horticulture from North Carolina State University. After a brief stint at Tennessee Tech University, he assumed a position as assistant professor of landscape horticulture at Texas A&M University, where he has progressed through the ranks to professor.

Arnold's areas of research include investigating landscape establishment of container-grown plants with particular interest in the post-harvest impacts of various nursery and greenhouse production practices. He also is involved with landscape plant selection and breeding in order to enhance sustainability and minimize input.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at SFA's Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email grantdamon@sfasu.edu.