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Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.
Public gardens have an obligation to uphold the highest ethical standards, including when it comes to development and management of the collections in our care.
In spite of the proven value of trees for reducing stormwater flows and pollutants, there remains a widespread lack of understanding, acceptance, and credibility of their use for managing stormwater.
No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership.