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Plants for Planting Manual

The Plants for Planting Manual provides the background, procedures, and reference tables for regulating imported material of plants and vegetative parts that are for or capable of propagation, including buds, bulbs, corms, cuttings, layers, pollen, scio

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4/25/18
Ensuring Pollinator Health and Resilience

A special pollinator symposium was held, curated by William Carromero of the USFS and Lisa Smith of the Natural Areas Association. New research, management and restoration practices, and BMPs for pollinators in specific landscape scenarios were presente

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3/16/18
A Citizen’s Guide to Creating Pollinator Habitat in Connecticut

This guide is applicable to other states and is a good framework for those interested in creating pollinator habitat. 

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2/9/18
Performance testing to identify climate-ready trees

Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can benefit city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests.

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11/17/17
Monarch Butterflies: Communicating the Intersection of Plant and Insect Conservation

Public gardens occupy a key position in supporting nationwide efforts to increase monarch butterfly populations.

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7/9/17
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.

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7/9/17
The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond

A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape.

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7/9/17
GMOs 101: An Introduction to History, Science, Impact, and Educational Strategies Relating to Plant Biotechnology

GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.

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7/8/17
New Perspectives: Changing the Smithsonian Gardens’ Butterfly Habitat Garden to a Pollinator Garden

In 1995, Smithsonian Gardens opened the Butterfly Habitat Garden at the National Museum of Natural History. After twenty years, this popular landscape is being reinterpreted to become the Pollinator Garden.

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9/24/16
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents.

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9/24/16

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