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This webinar, originally held on January 22, 2020, describes the background of Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants and describes recommended guidelines to help gardens develop and categorize lists of taxa escaping cultivation using a sta
Public botanical gardens and arboreta are living museums and as such, their core missions
include the collection and display of herbaceous and woody plants from their local region or
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a consistent methodology for public garden staff to develop and categorize a list of cultivated taxa observed escaping from their locations of cultivation.
The Earth's climate is changing.
A community with dense overhead tree canopy may benefit from reduced stormwater runoff volume through interception, transpiration, and infiltration but may also suffer from excess nutrients leached to nearby receiving waters from leaf litter. Bill Selbi
The goal of the webinar is to provide an overview of soil management for urban trees. Specific emphasis will be given to soil assessment.
As the number of local climate adaptation plans has rapidly grown during the past ten years in
response to increasing threats of climate change, cities and various organizations offer new insights
Sonic tomography, or the use of sound waves to detect decay in trees, is a relatively new technology available to arborists.
The horticultural trade relies on healthy plants to flourish. However, its very nature
means that it is also a key pathway for the introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases.
Developing new genotypes of plants is one of the key options for adaptation of agriculture to climate change. Plants may be required to provide resilience in changed climates or support