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Horticultural plants play various and critical roles for humans by providing fruits, vegetables, materials for beverages,and herbal medicines and by acting as ornamentals.
Urbanization is a large driver of biodiversity globally.
Iconic tree species include those native trees that once dominated the typical American city landscape. The American elm and chestnut are the first two that come to mind, and now ash trees are similarly under significant threat of loss.
Turn water scarcity into water abundance! These books show you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.
This suite of resources provides an overview of EPA recommended best water management practices for landscaping, facilities, and stormwater. Each provides a good overview of techniques along with EPA site examples:
The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens.
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam. It was first discovered in Pennsylvania and has spread to other counties in the eastern United States. This insect has the potential to greatly
Trees planted in cities face many survival challenges, but when they thrive they make our cities healthier, less hot, and more beautiful.
Tree defects such as co-dominant leaders, girding roots and buried trunk flares, present at time of planting, cause failures and decline long after the warrantee period has expired. Landscape architects may go to nurseries to tag trees; but often inspe
Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities