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Resistance of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) saplings to larval feeding by the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)

European ash is a significant tree commercially, ecologically, and culturally. It is currently
threatened by two invasive species, the fungus that causes ash dieback and

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11/15/19
Finding Urban Trees for a Changing World

Trees planted in cities face many survival challenges, but when they thrive they make our cities healthier, less hot, and more beautiful.

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9/12/19
The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas - A Conversation

Talk 1, Rich Hatfield: 
Honey Bees in the Pollination Networks of Natural Areas? An Overview and Best Management Practices 

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5/3/19
New Research and BMPs in Natural Areas: A Synthesis of the Pollinator Management Symposium from the 44th Natural Areas Conference, October 2017

To address the growing interest and expressed need for pollinator management strategies a special pollinator symposium was held at the 2017 annual conference of the Natural Areas Association, curated by William Carromero of the US Forest Service and Lis

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1/9/19
Botanic Gardens Complement Agricultural Gene Bank in Collecting and Conserving Plant Genetic Diversity

Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.

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10/23/18
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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8/28/18
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
Crop Wild Relatives

80% of our calorie intake comes from just twelve plant species, 50% of our calories come from just the three big grasses; wheat, maize and rice. What would happen were we to lose one of these crops?

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4/13/18
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
Native Plants for the Garden

To help gardeners include more native plants in their gardens, here is a collection of best YouTube videos about native plants and best growing practices. 

 

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12/20/17

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