Vincent A. Simeone has worked in the horticultural field for over 37years. He is currently the Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, NY where he has worked for 31 years and manages the facility. He received an AAS degree in ornamental horticulture from Farmingdale State College (SUNY), Farmingdale, New York and a BS in ornamental horticulture from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. While at Georgia, Vincent studied under well-known professors Dr. Michael Dirr and Dr. Allan Armitage. Vincent also obtained a master’s degree in public administration from C.W. Post- Long Island University in 2003. Vincent has specialized expertise in woody plant id, culture, use and selection of superior varieties. Vincent is an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant. Vincent has published seven gardening books including a revised edition of a book on garden sustainability titled Sustainable Gardening: Grow a “Greener” Low-Maintenance Landscape with Fewer Resources.