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Tree Genes Initiative REPORT 2018: Securing our Future Forests by Enhancing Technology, Capacity, and Speed

The first TGI report, published in 2015, identified eight critical gaps slowing the transfer of stress-adapted trees from upstream research to forest owners and managers. The gaps fell into three categories: Innovation, Policy, and Markets.

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7/27/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.

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7/16/18
27 Years of Extension Urban Forestry Outreach: A Pennsylvania Success Story

Since 1991, the Penn State Extension Urban Forestry Program has delivered a variety of programs from land use workshops and arborist short courses to Tree Tender trainings and municipal stormwater workshops.

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7/2/18
Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management: Self-Assessment Tool

 A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.

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5/3/18
Herbivory, Climate Change and the Future Landscape of Isle Royale National Park: Developing an Herbivory Monitoring Program to Adaptively Manage the Park’s Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

This report presents a vegetation and herbivory monitoring protocol intended to assess the combined effects of herbivory and climate change on the terrestrial plant communities of Isle Royale National Park (ISRO).

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4/24/18
Global Genome Biodiversity Network: saving a blueprint of the Tree of Life – a botanical perspective

Genomic research depends upon access to DNA or tissue collected and preserved according to high-quality standards.

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4/19/18
The Role of Botanical Gardens in the Conservation of Cactaceae

Over 75% of all species of cacti are in decline, largely because of global environmental changes (GEC), including climate change.

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4/6/18
Modernizing Plant Records Management

This report introduces readers to digital plant records management, provides a comparative analysis of the leading digital plant recordkeeping tools, and outlines considerations related to use of these tools to enhance plant care, public education, and

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4/2/18
Ethics of Using Biotechnology in Conservation

Hear from professionals and experts from organizations and univiersities around the world as they discuss the potential for biotechnology to address forest health.

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3/19/18

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