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Loading of a Tie-in Point While Climbing

Choosing an appropriate tie-in point (TIP) is a key to efficiently and safely work in a tree. A TIP that’s high and central in the crown provides maximum mobility for a climber, but the TIP also has to be strong enough to bear the loads associated with...

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3/12/21
Lightning Damage to Landscape Palms

Learning to distinguish the symptoms of lightning strikes is a valuable tool for arborists, landscapers, pest control companies, and gardeners. The symptoms may be confused with other causes such as lethal yellowing disease (Candidatus palmae...

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1/19/21
Wild Plants and You in the Times of COVID19 and the Essential Journey to Sustainability

With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade...

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6/19/20
Horticulture, Greenhouses, & Facilities Community Town Hall

The Association's HGF Community meeting/town hall discusses and shares ideas on a variety of topics: Operations under new guidelines & how gardens are planning for this, practices & tips, how to reopen gardens safely, what other gardens are...

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5/1/20
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Storm Preparation Plan

Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina has put together a storm preparedness plan in anticipation of more frequent extreme storms. 

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12/11/19
Montgomery Botanical Center Disaster and Response Protocols and Resources

The increased hurricane activity predicted for future decades has serious implications for the important work of Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG). The recovery process at and any garden begins immediately following each hurricane, but preparedness is...

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12/6/19
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
Protecting Your Collections: Writing a Disaster Response Plan

The most comprehensive disaster plans cover the four facets of the emergency management cycle—prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery—which correspond to before, during, and after a disaster. If you have been meaning to write a disaster plan...

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10/15/19
Bartlett Tree Experts: Saving Storm Damaged Trees and Shrubs

Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads. After a storm, the first priorities are safety and restoration of...

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9/12/19
Trees: A Risk Worth Taking (most of the time)

The evidence is mounting around the compounding benefits of the urban forest. We know trees in cities clean air and water, reduce energy demands, and improve the people's overall quality of life. Yet, tree failure may have serious negative consequences...

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2/19/19
Hurricane Preparedness: Tips for Cultural Institutions

When you receive notice of a hurricane that has the potential to impact your area, it’s important that all individuals and cultural institutions prepare for possible strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding. 

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12/7/18
Hurricane Sandy Benefits: Collaborative Research & the Consortium of Coastal Parks

Climate change is affecting public landscapes now. Research into managing existing landscapes and designing new ones is critical if our parks and gardens are to adapt. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a...

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9/24/16
Hazardous Plants & Infected Insects

Easy to follow tutorial on how to protect yourself and relieve symptoms from hazardous plants and infected insects.

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4/29/16