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Scott Beuerlein

Over twenty years, Scott Beuerlein has published hundreds of articles for several publications and online. Apart from his contributions to Garden Rant, Scott writes two columns for Horticulture Magazine–the (hopefully) humorous and/or insightful Deep Roots column and also the Garden Views column in which he interviews some of the green industry’s top professionals. Since 2019, Scott has won two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals from Garden Communicators International. None of this has made him rich.

Scott’s day job is Manager of Botanical Garden Outreach at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. In 2024, Scott joined the Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum’s Board of Directors as an advocate for its legacy of tremendous horticulture. Scott is also the Chair of the Boone County Arboretum Collections Committee. He is the Founder and past-President of the tree planting initiative Taking Root, past-President of the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, and past-President of the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council. None of this has made him rich, either.

Scott is married to Michele and has been for 40+ years. They are empty nesters living a pretty good life based on hard work, good food, travel, and wine. A lot of wine. Their garden is best described as over-sized and under-maintained, which, actually, is also a pretty fair description of Scott.

As a self taught, late to the party, second career horticulturist, Scott is proud of being an OGIA Certified Landscape Technician and an ISA Certified Arborist and has repeatedly defeated the efforts of both organizations to expel him from their ranks in court.

Articles by Scott Beuerlein

Crazy About Carpinus

By |2022-11-16T07:30:32-05:00November 16, 2022|

In truth, there's not a lot of difference between the 20 or so hornbeam species, so collecting them might have been a little crazy. Still, I’m glad I did. They're all really nice trees. I've got specimens scattered around the yard and I've given several away to friends who are now in my debt and, because of that, try their best to overlook the awful things I routinely say and do when I'm around them. One thing I'll say about hornbeams that I can't say about most of my friends, they look wonderful from a distance and even better up close. 

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