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Preserving 20th Century Garden Design Excellence While Adapting as Resilient 21st Century Public Gardens

Today the leaders of public gardens are faced with many difficult decisions related to climate change, membership and audience development, change in historic character, and maintenance. Necessary contemporary...

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9/24/16
Energy-Saving Trees

Public gardens have the capacity to have a positive influence on their community though interactions with their guests. The Energy-Saving Trees Program offers a platform for gardens to provide service to their...

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9/22/16
Hazardous Plants & Infected Insects

Easy to follow tutorial on how to protect yourself and relieve symptoms from hazardous plants and infected insects.

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4/29/16
Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution

The history of botanical gardens, from ancient Egyptian and Roman roots, through medieval and Renaissance developments, and up to 21st century developments, is chronicled in a new article, ‘Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution’ by Donald A...

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1/25/16
Invasive Plant Species Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Botanic Gardens & Arboreta

This document provides a voluntary code of conduct regarding the management of invasive plant species. Learn how to conduct an institution-wide review examining all departments and activities that provide opportunities to stem the proliferation of...

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11/30/15
Asian Longhorned Beetle Scouting Resources

Check out these resources for Asian longhorned beetle scouting tips and related Photo Clue Handout & Monitoring Checklist

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11/13/15
Natural Disaster Planning Template

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences. There are many different threats to the safety and security of these gardens and their collections, with natural...

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11/5/15
Assigning Disaster Priorities to Your Collection Summary, 2010

In case of disaster, the more prepared you are for response, the better your collection will fare. In a perfect world, you would save all the plants in the collection. But this is not always possible. Assigning priority levels to your accessions and ...

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11/4/15
2015 Celebrate Design Event Presentation

The Design and Planning Section of American Public Gardens Association hosted the 2nd Celebrate Design! Reception on Wednesday, June 24 during the 2015 American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis / St. Paul,...

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11/4/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation. Without the stress of drought or other unusual weather conditions, plants typically grow in a stepwise fashion...

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes. Each year, many people across the United States are killed or seriously injured by the severe...

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems. In horticultural and agricultural settings, soil moisture information can aid in making decisions regarding plant variety choice and planting...

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens. Sometimes no...

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10/28/15

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