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A Threat to Ecological Investments: Plant Pathogens in Landscape Restoration Projects

To repair ecological damage caused by construction, landscape managers typically apply restoration techniques - but what if these activities further damage the ecology? Invasive Phytophthora pathogens have been inadvertently introduced to...

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4/29/21
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
The Green Industry’s Black Thumb: Pollution from Our Use and Disposal of Plastic Plant Pots

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Plastic horticultural pots are the primary vessels used in horticulture and landscaping. Without them, the Green Industry would not have grown to be the multibillion dollar industry it is today. Primarily after single use, billions...

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1/7/21
The Calm Before: Tree Adjustments to Wind & Ice Storm Loads

Trees grow with, and adjust to, large lateral and vertical loads caused by wind and gravity. Storms with strong winds and ice can push trees beyond their ability to reconfigure or fall back to reduce drag. Exceeding tree structural ice and wind load...

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7/27/20
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
Filoli Public Reopening Plan (May 5, 2020)

These plans and guidelines are subject to change. You can also view their printable visitor map as a companion resource. 

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5/7/20
Request to Reopen Holden Arboretum Grounds

Following the Governor’s announcement on the re-opening trajectory for Ohio, see Holden Forests & Gardens request to reopen the Arboretum grounds on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, HF&G will follow all the...

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5/5/20
Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a contagious disease that is rapidly
spreading from person to person in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. COVID-19 can
be transmitted from people who are infected with the virus even if they are...

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4/30/20
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19. For employers who have already planned for influenza pandemics, planning for COVID-19...

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4/30/20
Essential Staff Operations Planning & Procedures During Pandemic

These suggested protocols can help institutions maintain essential functions in the face of a massive workforce reduction of prolonged duration. These horticultural best practices will sustain living collections and plants in production while limiting...

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3/31/20
Soil Management for Urban Trees

The goal of the webinar is to provide an overview of soil management for urban trees. Specific emphasis will be given to soil assessment. The webinar will introduce soil quality, cover how soil quality can be assessed, and discuss how soil quality...

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1/21/20
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
New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Range Shifting Invasive Plants

Join Jenica Allen and Bethany Bradley to learn about new tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants coming soon to a landscape near you. Whether you’re a property owner, land manager, landscape professional, or policymaker,...

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11/25/19
Cornell Waste Management Institute

Solid waste educational materials produced by CWMI are available to help people make informed decisions about managing wastes.

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10/18/19
Waste Audit: Appalachian State University

Consistent with the zero waste commitment, Appalachian State University has completed a comprehensive waste audit on campus, and has identified a need to reimagine their waste stream management. Appalachian State University contracted Kessler...

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10/18/19
Chemical Hazard Assessments, Protocols, Tools, Programs

The BizNGO Chemical Alternatives Assessment Protocol is a decision framework for substituting chemicals of concern to human health or the environment...

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10/16/19
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
The Sustainable SITES Initiative, Rating System, and Scorecard

The Sustainable SITES Initiative is a set of comprehensive, voluntary guidelines together with a rating system that assesses the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers,...

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10/15/19
Spruce up! Using green roofs and green spaces to beat the heat

This webinar covers how green roofs and other green spaces are being used to address urban heat across the country. The webinar highlights the variety of benefits that such practices can bring, such as how green roofs improve air quality and public...

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7/29/19
Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards...

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7/11/19

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