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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.
“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.
Presented by Ray Leimkuehler from Desert Botanical Garden at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation covers tree management, planning, and urban forest modeling for small gardens.
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.
The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate the research questions defined in the scope of this project:
1. What is the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient and sediment?
Trees are one of the most important display pieces in every Garden due to their size, presence, and impact on light levels.
Centennial Trees is a nine-year-old outreach program of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that educates the community on the importance of planting locally-sourced native tree seedlings in public spaces.
Arboreta and gardens have an ability to fill an important role in germplasm conservation by participating in ex situ collections. Globally, trees are facing a human-driven mass extinction, and our native flora