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Why Benchmark Plant Collections?
- Compare your collection with others
- Define your collection’s scope
- Verify what’s special, unique, common
- Use results to make decisions – what to keep, what to cull, what to seek ...
With 10% of trees (>8,000 species) threatened with extinction there is an urgent need for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. Species conservation is mentioned in the mission statements of most major...