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Tree Collections or Urban Woodlands?

Presented by Ray Leimkuehler from Desert Botanical Garden at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation covers tree management, planning, and urban forest modeling for small gardens. It will also cover the environmental, social, and economic...

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1/17/18
Making Urban Forests Count: Quantifying and crediting stormwater benefits Primary tabs

The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape. Uncertainty as to how to "credit" urban trees - everything from...

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1/12/18
Performance testing to identify climate-ready trees

Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can benefit city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests. Tree selection is an important decision point for managers wanting to...

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11/17/17
Review of the Available Literature and Data on the Runoff and Pollutant Removal Capabilities of Urban Trees

The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate the research questions defined in the scope of this project:

1. What is the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient and sediment?...

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11/15/17
Integrating Trees into Stormwater Management Design and Policy

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. In this webinar, Chris Kaeff and Craig Frye will...

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11/15/17
Integrating Experts, Communities, and Online Resources for Equitably Expanding Urban Tree Canopy

Using the case of Portland, Oregon, this webinar will provide context for assembling city-scale programs that enable community groups, researchers, and city staff to advance urban canopy management and expansion. Angie DiSalvo will present the context...

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11/15/17
Historical Trees on Campus

Trees are integral to campuses of colleges and universities. Tree collections at many schools are used for teaching and help to define the sense of place that many scholars associate with learning and discovery. Old trees on campus property may predate...

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10/17/17
Denver Botanic Gardens-Emerald Ash Borer Video

In collaboration with the band Flobots, Denver Botanic Gardens created a fun educational video on the impacts of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. 

 

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10/9/17
Tree Management: Tree Protection Standards for Construction and Animals

Trees are one of the most important display pieces in every Garden due to their size, presence, and impact on light levels. In this session, two horticulturalists who are experts at tree care will tackle two major issues in Public Gardens—construction...

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7/9/17
Centennial Trees: Planting Locally Sourced Native Trees for Community Conservation Education

Centennial Trees is a nine-year-old outreach program of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that educates the community on the importance of planting locally-sourced native tree seedlings in public spaces. Trees selected for the program are determined to...

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7/8/17
Collecting for Collections: The Public Garden Role in Tree Gene Conservation

Arboreta and gardens have an ability to fill an important role in germplasm conservation by participating in ex situ collections. Globally, trees are facing a human-driven mass extinction, and our native flora...

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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
Forests & Climate Change

Dedicated to preserving our forests and replanting trees, American Forests provide information on the impacts of climate change on forests. The challenges facing trees from fire, urban areas, water and other issues are explored. The Global ReLeaf...

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11/1/15
Morton Arboretum Researchers Publish on Tree Conservation

With more than 8,000 tree species threatened with extinction, an urgent need exists for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. A new report published in the international conservation journal Oryx offers...

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10/27/15

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