Author And Teacher Joins

Dr. Michael Dirr, co-author of seven horticultural books and more than 300 scientific and popular articles, is bringing his lifelong passion for horticulture to the Green Industry Yellow Pages ( Dirr will join other plant experts at GIYP including Dr. Allan Armitage, Kirsten Llamas and Richard Schuck.

Dirr will head the trees and shrubs category of GIYP’s online plant search tool, the Virtual Plant Tag (VPT). This database provides a broad range of information on plants, including origin, sun/water requirements, growth range, color, season and foliage.

“Dr. Dirr is world-renown,” says GIYP founder and CEO Steve Cissel. “Having his name and expertise associated with Virtual Plant Tags assures objective and credible information. Having Dr. Dirr’s wisdom just one click away makes Virtual Plant Tags the new ‘bible’ for tree and shrub information.”

A renowned expert in his field, Dirr’s Georgia Plant Introduction program has brought more than 64 new cultivars into the nursery trades. His many awards include the Silver Medal for Excellence in Horticultural Writing, and the Jackson Dawson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Plant Propagation from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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