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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
Mt. Cuba Center’s COVID-19 Reopening Playbook for Employee Safety and Health

Mt. Cuba Center is intent on keeping our employees, guests, and business partners safe while at Mt. Cuba Center. To provide guidance as we navigate this new normal, we have developed a Reopening Playbook that lays out new safety and operation protocols...

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6/8/20
Atlanta Botanical Garden Plan for Reopening

This document is a working blueprint for reopening the Atlanta Botanical Garden safely
following the COVID-19 shutdown. The Garden will update this plan regularly as new recommendations from health experts and government officials are made...

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5/21/20
Filoli Public Reopening Plan (May 5, 2020)

These plans and guidelines are subject to change. You can also view their printable visitor map as a companion resource. 

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5/7/20
San Antonio Botanical Garden Reopening Operations Plan

For the safety of all guests and employees, the Botanical Garden will adhere to City and State requirements for re-opening the gates when the time is right. People need nature now more than ever as we re-emerge cautiously...

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5/7/20
Denver Botanic Gardens Phased Reopening Plan

Denver Botanic Gardens plans to re-open both its York Street and Chatfield Farms locations in phases, with the initial phase beginning as early as the week of May 18. The re-opening will adhere to appropriate municipal and state guidelines and...

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5/7/20
National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance

The purpose of guidance is just that, to offer you direction and provide a framework for best practices as you reopen.

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5/7/20
Public Reopening Plan Summary Template

This is intended as an EXTERNAL AUDIENCE SUMMARY for review by governing jurisdiction officials prior to approving reopening and/or for public notice. This template is a living document to be improved over time as our understanding of reopening best...

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5/5/20
The Safe Six: Workplace Readiness Essentials

The migration from furloughed and Work From Home (WFH) workforce back to places of business will look different for every organization. How can real estate owners most effectively prepare their assets for the return of building occupants? And how can...

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5/5/20
Request to Reopen Holden Arboretum Grounds

Following the Governor’s announcement on the re-opening trajectory for Ohio, see Holden Forests & Gardens request to reopen the Arboretum grounds on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, HF&G will follow all the...

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5/5/20
Reopening a Public Garden After the Coronavirus Shutdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, we are all looking forward to the future and a return to normalcy. As the stay-at-home orders are lifted and nonessential businesses are allowed to resume operations, there is a lot for...

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5/5/20
Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, most jurisdictions have implemented
physical distancing measures community-wide. As chains of transmission begin to
decline, along with new COVID-19 cases, there will need to be decisions at...

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4/30/20
Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a contagious disease that is rapidly
spreading from person to person in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. COVID-19 can
be transmitted from people who are infected with the virus even if they are...

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4/30/20
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19. For employers who have already planned for influenza pandemics, planning for COVID-19...

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4/30/20
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
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
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
Understanding Your Obligations Under OSHA's LOTO Requirements

The following are some of the questions this webinar, presentation, and document seeks to answer: 

What is the OSHA standard for control of hazardous energy sources?

Why

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12/15/17
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Beat the Summer Heat

Heat and humidity can cause several different types of heat-related illnesses including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Knowing the signs and symptoms of each type of illness will help to keep your guests and staff safe through the...

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7/5/16

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