SPECIAL FOCUS: Sustainable Plant Collections


SPECIAL FOCUS: Sustainable Plant Collections

About This Issue: Sustaining Plant Collections; Are We?

Michael S. Dosmann

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The Green Spring Gardens Witch: Big Payoffs for a Small Garden

Mary Olien and Brenda Skarphol
Conveying your collections relevance to a wide range of constituents is one way to ensure your viability.

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Building Support and Financial Sustainability for the Oak Collection at the UC Davis Arboretum

Diane Cary and Kathleen Socolofsky
UC Davis Arboretum maintains a long term process of building financial sustainability for one of the most valuable oak collections in the country

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Safeguarding Plant Collections From the Wild and From the Garden

Michael Way and Jo Wenham
International seed banking for conservation at the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew

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Seeds of Success: The National Native Seed Collection Program in the United States

Mary K. Byrne and Peggy Olwell
Seeds of Success (SOS) has 50 teams across the United States collecting species of priority restoration value.

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Rose Gardening with a Green Twist

Teresa McLaughlin
Iowa State University's Reiman Gardens proves that the term, "sustainable rose garden" is not an oxymoron, saving thousands of dollars by cutting chemical use and decreasing labor, material, and maintenance needs.

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Sustaining a Living Legacy: Longwood’s Tree Management Plan

Shawn Kister
Longwood Garden's tradition of maintaining trees to the highest standard continues with a system of checks and balances to ensure current and future generations of trees flourish.

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Restoring the Legacy of Sustainability at Edison’s and Ford’s Tropical Garden

Chris Pendleton with Debra Hughes, Wiley Parker, and Ellin Goetz
Two of America's most famous inventors and industrialists knew the value of resourcefulness, sustainable technologies, and the development of renewable resources.

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Lessons from the Death of a Reference Ash (Fraxinus) Collection

Dr. David C. Michener
Witnessing the quick destruction of a living collection due to a previously unknown fatal epidemic is sobering.The situation at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum raises several key lessons for sustainable living collection management...

Lessons from the Death of a Reference Ash (Fraxinus) Collection
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Viewpoint: Carbonic Convergence

Panayoti Kelaidis
Some insights into addressing Sustainability in Public Gardens.

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Celebrating the Global Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Sustainable Future

Thomas S. Hecker
Milestone Anniversaries are being planned around the globe in 2009 including Singapore Botanic Garden who will celebrate their 150 year anniversary. The self-proclaimed"Garden City"boasts many green spaces, including a 8,000-acre native tropical rainforest as well as numerous ...

Celebrating the Global Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Sustainable Future
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Growing Greener: Answers to Your Questions About Sustainability

Janet Marinelli

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