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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
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11/2/17
Native Thistles: Important and Misunderstood Plants for Conservation

Learn about the value of native thistles to pollinators and other wildlife, the precarious conservation status of native thistles...

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10/4/17
Teaching Tools-Native Plants & Ecosystem Services

Check out Michigan State University's Power Point presentations, webinars, and videos to learn about native plants, beneficial insects, and pollinators. These teaching tools...

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9/18/17
USA NPN-Nature's Notebook

Nature's Notebook is a national, online program where amateur and professional naturalists regularly record observations of plants and animals to generate long-term data sets used for...

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9/6/17
Rediscovering a Lost Landscape: The Construction of a Piedmont Prairie

The vanishing landscape of the southeastern piedmont prairie is largely unknown to those living amongst the scattered remnants of this diverse but imperiled habitat. In 2014, staff at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens set out to design and construct a one-acre...

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7/9/17
From Research to Garden: How to Connect People with Landscapes

The Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens is an integral piece of a broader research agenda to build and disseminate knowledge on the plants and ecology of the world’s major steppe regions. Steppes host some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes...

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7/9/17
Modern Public Parks Advances the Public’s Botanical Enrichment

New urban parks are changing the public perception on garden design, emphasizing wild/natural designs of horticulture, ecological management, and sustainability. Modern public parks are hosting more visitors each year than many gated botanical...

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7/9/17
New Perspectives: Changing the Smithsonian Gardens’ Butterfly Habitat Garden to a Pollinator Garden

In 1995, Smithsonian Gardens opened the Butterfly Habitat Garden at the National Museum of Natural History. After twenty years, this popular landscape is being reinterpreted to become the Pollinator Garden....

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9/24/16
An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical...

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9/24/16
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
Powell Gardens

Photo Credit: Powell Gardens

Pollinator Research: Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens in Kansas City works with the recovery plan for federally endangered Asclepias meadii in Missouri. The gardens have collected the species from both their own property and nearby native...

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7/1/16
Flower and bee

Photo Credit: Keith Nevison

Pollinator Research: Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center, located near Hockessin, Delaware, partners with the University of Delaware to research the ecological value of native plants for pollinators. The...

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7/1/16
Longwood Gardens

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Pollinator Interpretation: Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens’ newest garden is the Meadow Garden, a swath of 86 acres of wildflower plantings that highlights a number of native plants, birds, and pollinators. The Meadow Garden also includes hives for...

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7/1/16
Smithsonian Gardens

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Pollinator Education and Outreach: Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden

The Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden lies along the National Museum of Natural History between the National Mall and Constitution Avenue where millions of visitors walk each year. The garden...

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7/1/16
Arnold Arboretum’s Landscape Management Plan

This edition (Spring 2011) of the Landscape Management Plan is the result of the continuing work of the Horticulture Department of the Arnold Arboretum. It is a detailed game plan that communicates the shared goals and priorities collectively developed...

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11/4/15
Wetland Restoration

With changes in precipitation, drought, pollution, and increased severe weather, global change is altering vital wetland habitats, and threatening the survival of rare plants that depend on them. Atlanta Botanical Garden is working to protect and...

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10/27/15

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