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The impacts from climate change are increasing the possibility of vulnerable coastal species and habitats crossing critical thresholds that could spur rapid and possibly irreversible changes.
As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.
The purpose of this Collections Plan is to provide uniform direction to assist in the maintenance, expansion and development of its various collections.
In case of disaster, the more prepared you are for response, the better your collection will fare. In a perfect world, you would save all the plants in the collection. But this is not always possible.
This Manual serves several purposes. The initial and basic intention is as a means of documentation: to put into print for the first time the Arboretum’s meticulous procedures related to inventorying living plants.
The mission of the Chicago Horticultural Society is to stimulate and develop an appreciation and understanding of gardening, botany, and conservation by developing gardens, plant collections, and education and research programs of excellence while provi