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Lightning Protection for Trees

Thousands of trees are struck by lightning every year. These trees will have varying degrees of damage ranging from complete shattering and destruction of the tree, to a slow lingering death, to virtually no apparent damage at all (Figure 1).

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12/12/19
Conifer Care

Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape.

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11/14/19
Studio One: A New Teaching Model for Exploring Bio-Inspired Design and Fabrication

The increasing specialization in architecture has clearly left its marks not only on the general
profession but also on architectural education. Many universities around the world react to this

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5/6/19
Contemporary climatic analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century

A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate forecasts into impact assessments that are intuitive to the public.

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2/27/19
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
Adapting to the Recurring Threat of Wildfire: Botanic Garden Case Studies and Lessons Learned

The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation. 

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11/26/18
Storm-Resilient Urban Forests: Response Resilience, Are You Prepared to Respond?

Storms happen and the urban forest responds accordingly to steps taken beforehand to create storm-response resilience. Recovery from storms also happens and the success is predictable based on how well a community prepares in advance to respond.

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7/2/18
US Urban Forest Statistics, Values, and Projections

U.S. urban land increased from 2.6% (57.9 million acres) in 2000 to 3.0% (68.0 million acres) in 2010. States with the greatest amount of urban growth were in the South/Southeast (TX, FL, NC, GA and SC).

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3/23/18
Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate and Earth Science

The impacts of climate change on health as well as the societal responses to climate change are varied and significant.

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3/14/18
The future of plant conservation: linking to the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

This video from the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress features Cristián Samper who joined WCS as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCS in August 2012.

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1/31/18

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