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Urban parks and green spaces are essential community infrastructure that protect public health by providing opportunities for physical activity, time in nature, social connection, and respite.
This session highlights the unique roles artists and art play in creatively inspiring, engaging, and empowering the public to care about nature, and take action to address today's critical ecological issues.
With digitization and data sharing initiatives underway over the last 15 years, an important need has been prioritizing specimens to digitize.
Boxwoods: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternatives
The millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, is the largest demographic age group in the United States. This generation of plant enthusiasts has experienced financial setbacks; nevertheless, they collectively wield immense economic power.
This year has challenged all of us in ways we could never have predicted, but it has also shown how resilient we can be if we work together.
Diversification of urban forests is essential to enhance their resilience to future biotic
threats as well as those posed by a changing climate. Arboreta and botanic gardens
In the native plant world, discussions about what plants are authentically native can get heated. Are the cultivars found at your local nursery native? Do they add ecological value or threaten biodiversity?
To keep pace with the increasing impacts of climate change, people across the country are planting more and more trees. But how will you track these trees to make sure you get the optimal return on this investment of time and resources?