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Lightning Protection for Trees

Thousands of trees are struck by lightning every year. These trees will have varying degrees of damage ranging from complete shattering and destruction of the tree, to a slow lingering death, to virtually no apparent damage at all (Figure 1).

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12/12/19
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
An Update of the Literature Supporting the Well-Being Benefits of Plants: Part 3 - Social Benefits

This paper provides evidence from the literature regarding the social benefits associated with plants and how they influence the physiological, psychological, and cognitive well-being constructs affecting quality of life.

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12/9/19
Montgomery Botanical Center Disaster and Response Protocols and Resources

The increased hurricane activity predicted for future decades has serious implications for the important work of Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG).

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12/6/19
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.

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12/5/19
The Extended Specimen Network: A Strategy to Enhance US Biodiversity Collections, Promote Research, and Education

For more than two centuries, biodiversity collections have served as the foundation for scientific investigation of and education about life on Earth. The collections that have been assembled in

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12/3/19
Crop Science Special Issue: Connecting Agriculture, Public Gardens and Science

North America’s agricultural and natural landscapes are vital to feeding humanity—they are home to many populations of important food plants and their wild relatives.

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11/25/19
Scientistsʼ Warning on Climate Change and Medicinal Plants

The recent publication of a World Scientistsʼ Warning to Humanity highlighted the fact that climate change, absent strenuous mitigation or adaptation efforts, will have profound negative effects for humanity and other species, affecting numerous aspects

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11/22/19
Network modelling, citizen science and targeted interventions to predict, monitor and reverse bee decline

Pollination is fundamentally important to ecosystem function and human food security.
Recent reports of dramatic insect declines, and pollinator decline in particular,

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11/15/19
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

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