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Dr. Andy Pulte

Andy grew up in the nursery industry in Grand Island, NE. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Tennessee, where he is now on faculty in the same department. His current responsibilities include teaching, advising, and coordination of the UT Plant Sciences undergraduate program. Additionally, he speaks regularly to diverse groups and travels extensively to feed his passion for people and plants. Over his career, he has contributed to a variety of gardening publications and hosted a gardening radio show. He is also an internationally certified arborist. Andy gardens in a residential community north of Knoxville, TN. He seeks out unusual plants for his home garden that inspire questions from those who visit. He and his wife Beccy have two outdoor-loving young boys who are always looking for their next adventure.

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