Dr. Severn Doughty

The Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum Les Reeves Lecture Series will host Dr. Severn Doughty, executive secretary of the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive.

Doughty's presentation is titled "Cold Hardy Palms and Other Surprises for Southern Landscapes." Doughty has a long career with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension and LSU AgCenter and was instrumental in creating the LAN Certified Nursery Professional program and developing The Louisiana Manual for the Environmental Horticulture Industry, according to Elyce Rodewald, education program coordinator.

Refreshments will be served before the lecture, and a free plant raffle is held afterward. For more information, contact Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or erodewald@sfasu.edu.