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Rescue Cacti for Sale


  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Thursday June 6, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm

"All Hail the Queen: Rescuing the Peniocereus greggii var. transmontanus"

Presented by Jessie Byrd

Click here to watch the presentation of the meeting on video

Note the meeting location:

Sky Islands Public High School, 6000 E. 14th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Peniocereus greggii has a lifestyle strategy unique from most cactus in the Tucson area that makes rescuing this plant from development sites a special challenge. Learn how to spot the plants in habitat, the correct approach to digging and how to care for wild plants in cultivation.

Jessie Byrd is the Native Plant Nursery Manager for Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, which specializes in growing and salvaging native plant species for public projects. Jessie believes that using native plants in urban landscapes can help encourage biodiversity while also significantly reducing long-term maintenance inputs. She earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and a BA in Biology from Bryn Mawr College. She is the president of the Tucson Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society and Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society board member.

This will be an excellent presentation that everyone will enjoy. Please come and make some new friends, talk with members and guests, have some fun, check out our library books and be sure to enjoy the great refreshments. Also, be sure to stay until the end of the meeting and get your free plant offered to you by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society.



Free Plant Giveaway

You can view the plants on this page.

June Refreshments

Those with family names beginning with
X - G,
please bring your choice of refreshments to the
meeting. Your generous sharing will
be greatly appreciated and enjoyed!

Meeting Schedule

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TCSS reserves the right to change dates and/or program should it be necessary.