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Lean on Me: Recommendations for Heritage Tree Support at the Morris Arboretum

The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens. They also act as living...

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9/16/19
Bartlett Tree Experts: Saving Storm Damaged Trees and Shrubs

Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads. After a storm, the first priorities are safety and restoration of...

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9/12/19
Green Events Policies at the Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Center has created a step-by-step guide on how to plan for a low-waste event. This is an example of a policy that ensures garden staff plan events with sustainability in mind. It contains a checklist and tips for garden...

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8/22/19
Material Transfer Agreement: Living Collections Access and Distribution Form

This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form. 

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8/21/19
Preserving Place at the Morris Arboretum: A Landscape Management Plan for the Historic Intern House Garden and Hillcrest Building

This project offers a blueprint for the ideal level of maintenance needed to keep this area of the garden aesthetically pleasing and well -kept into the future. Landscape management plans from other public gardens demonstrated a range of approaches and...

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8/15/19
Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people. Priority should be given to protecting mature trees and promoting long‐...

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7/15/19
Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards...

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7/11/19

 

 
A GIS-Based Framework Creating Green Stormwater Infrastructure Inventory Relevant to Surface Transportation Planning

The stormwater runoff that carries pollutants from the land adjacent to road transportation
systems may impair the water environment and threaten the ecosystem and human health. A proper management approach like green stormwater infrastructure (...

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6/26/19

 

 
More Than Good Looks: How trees influence urban stormwater management in green infrastructure practices

While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices. In this webinar, Andrew Tirpak will discuss recent research results from studies designed to characterize the...

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5/28/19

 

 
It Rained Two Feet, Now What?

Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What...

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5/14/19
Bringing the Public Back to the Park: Analysis of Springside Landscape’s Preservation Maintenance Plan

Springside is a 20-acre park in Poughkeepsie, New York. Commissioned in 1850 by Matthew Vassar, beer brewer and founder of Vassar College, the private estate was both a pleasure ground and gentleman’s farm designed by America’s first and perhaps most...

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5/6/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Five Approaches to Build Functional Early Warning Systems

This publication aims to support UNDP practitioners and partners (international organisations, nongovernmental organisations, governments, as well as civil society organisations) in the process of setting up or improving early warning systems. Distinct...

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4/3/19

 

 
 
Opportunities for Reducing Campus Water use through Recycling Case Study: Emory University

Learn about water conservation and reuse at a higher education institution and how that might be applied in a college/university garden setting or at public gardens in a variety of settings/governance structures. 

 
 
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3/6/19
Working with Emergency Responders: Tips for Cultural Institutions

In any major emergency, you will be working with local emergency responders to save and secure
your institution. If you have a good relationship with your local emergency responders and know
how their systems and practices work, you can...

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2/26/19
Trees: A Risk Worth Taking (most of the time)

The evidence is mounting around the compounding benefits of the urban forest. We know trees in cities clean air and water, reduce energy demands, and improve the people's overall quality of life. Yet, tree failure may have serious negative consequences...

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2/19/19

 

 
Testing an Automated Irrigation System Based on Leaching Fraction Testing and Weather in a Container Nursery

Irrigation scheduling in container nurseries is challenging due to the wide range of plant production conditions that must be accounted for at any given time. An irrigation scheduling system should also consider weather affecting evapotranspiration to...

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2/19/19
The Temperate House Restoration Project: Propagating Important Plant Collections for the Restoration of the World's Largest Victorian Glasshouse

The Temperate House Restoration Project was undertaken at RBG, Kew from 2012 to 2018. Over 1,000 species of plants were removed, propagated and replanted for this project, and this article describes the propagation of some of the most difficult to...

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2/14/19
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes provide guidance to cultural landscape owners, stewards and managers, landscape architects, preservation...

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2/7/19
Advanced Lighting Controls with LED

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated five different LED systems with ALC at a test-bed site in Fort Worth, Texas, and provided analysis of the added savings and costs of the controls as well as guidance on where ALC with...

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1/14/19

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