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An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical

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9/24/16
Preserving 20th Century Garden Design Excellence While Adapting as Resilient 21st Century Public Gardens

Today the leaders of public gardens are faced with many difficult decisions related to climate change, membership and audience development, change in historic character, and maintenance. Necessary contemporary

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9/24/16
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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 summer

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7/5/16
Best Practices: Visitor Accident Investigation

Having an accident investigation process is critical to properly handle visitor injuries when they arise and mitigate future loss. Follow these best practices on how to investigate visitor accidents.

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11/30/15
Invasive Plant Species Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Botanic Gardens & Arboreta

This document provides a voluntary code of conduct regarding the management of invasive plant species.

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11/30/15
Arnold Arboretum Plant Inventory Operations Manual 2010

This Manual serves several purposes. The initial and basic intention is as a means of documentation: to put into print for the first time the Arboretum’s meticulous procedures related to inventorying living plants.

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11/4/15
Adkins Arboretum Natural Areas Management Plan 2011

Adkins Arboretum’s mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of
the native plants of the Delmarva Peninsula. The Arboretum’s diverse setting of

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11/4/15
New York Botanical Garden Collections Master Plan Collection Development Worksheet

This document contains the Collection Development Worksheet for the New York Botanical Garden Collections Master Plan. 

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11/4/15
Minimizing Visitor Injury Risk

Visitor personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a public garden’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee injury claims and employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect visitors.

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11/4/15

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