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Oaks are critical to the health and function of forest and shrubland habitats in the United States, but many native oaks are threatened with extinction in the wild.
Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon:
The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation.
For many species and seed sources used in restoration activities, specific seed germination
requirements are often unknown. Because seed dormancy and germination traits can be
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.
In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.
Ten years ago the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria embarked on an ambitious project to collect, treat and distribute storm water from the catchment within and around the botanic garden.
Earth has daunting climatic and socioeconomic challenges. Gardens wish to do their part in preserving biodiversity, but best practices are essential when working with and protecting wild populations.