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Design & Planning Town Hall

Join the Design & Planning Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of design and planning.

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8/23/21
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A Conversation on Master Planning

This audio conversation took place via Zoom in late October 2020. It was conducted by Tommy Rosenbluth, Program Manager of the Association's Climate & Sustainability Alliance, and features Kelly D. Norris, former Director of Horticulture and...

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4/30/21
Wetlands and Pollinators: How Water Quality Practices Can Benefit Pollinators

Join the conversation as we discuss how wetlands can support pollinators, how to select native plants for pollinators on wetlands, common pollinator groups, and to see examples of successful restoration projects that incorporated pollinator habitat....

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4/6/21
Challenges to the Reforestation Pipeline in the United States

Large-scale global reforestation goals have been proposed to help mitigate climate change and provide other ecosystem services. To explore reforestation potential in the United States, we used GIS analyses, surveys of nursery managers and foresters,...

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3/4/21
Getting Started Managing your Land

Put your knowledge and plan into action to manage your forest land! This presentation will help you learn how to implement a woodland management plan that achieves your objectives.

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3/2/21
Woodland Management by Objectives: Taking Stock & Making Plans

Before you can manage your woodlands, you have to have a good idea of what your land is like, what has been there before and what you want to do with it. In this presentation, learn how you can assess your woods, including past land use, current...

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2/12/21
Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

On behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I am pleased to issue this Fourth Edition (Version 4) of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG). FEMA has archived previous editions at...

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9/17/20
GARDENS AS REFUGE

Paul Redman, President and CEO, Longwood Gardens
Julie Moir Messervy, Founder and Principal, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio

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8/31/20
Protecting trees from construction impacts

With increased intensification in cities throughout the world, urban trees are often at risk of becoming damaged by construction impacts, such as utility trenching or pavement / sidewalk repair. If the damage is severe and a tree loses a lot of its...

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7/27/20
The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of...

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6/30/20
Rough Brothers’ Greenhouses and Conservatories: About Us

Rough Brothers Inc. (pronounced Rou) has been a consistent supporter of the American Public Gardens Association for 28 years, but it’s good to periodically reintroduce ourselves to the Association’s members as over those 28 years, there are many new...

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6/15/20
Landscaping for Resilience in a Changing Climate (Online Course)

The Earth's climate is changing. Impacts - including higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and longer periods of extreme weather - are...

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1/22/20
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Storm Preparation Plan

Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina has put together a storm preparedness plan in anticipation of more frequent extreme storms. 

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12/11/19
Montgomery Botanical Center Disaster and Response Protocols and Resources

The increased hurricane activity predicted for future decades has serious implications for the important work of Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG). The recovery process at and any garden begins immediately following each hurricane, but preparedness is...

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12/6/19
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Plan

This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency. In addition, it contains plans for the security of the Arboretum's living and non-living collections and...

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12/5/19
Why Are Trees Important? Human Health and Economics

An ever-growing, international body of research points to many human health and wellness benefits that result from nearby nature experiences. But what about trees? Two recent reviews have explored, first, the studies that focus on the urban forest and...

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11/25/19
Bartlett: Mulch Application Guidelines

Mulches provide many benefits for trees and shrubs. Properly applied mulch will moderate soil temperatures, reduce soil moisture loss, reduce soil compaction, provide nutrients, improve soil structure, foster beneficial microbial communities, and keep...

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10/15/19
Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans

The Workbook presents a step-by-step application of a risk management methodology to climate
change adaptation. By taking a risk-based approach to assessing vulnerability, users have a formal way to choose among adaptation actions. Selected...

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10/15/19
Adaptation Workbook

The Adaptation Workbook is a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change and design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions. The process is completely flexible to accommodate a...

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10/15/19
Lean on Me: Recommendations for Heritage Tree Support at the Morris Arboretum

The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens. They also act as living...

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9/16/19

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