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Canada is home to about 5087 species of higher plants of which 25% were introduced to Canada either deliberately or by accident. The richness of botanical species is highest in the southern, more densely settled parts of the country.
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report concluded that human induced climate change is expected to have a discernable influence on many physical and biological systems.
Adkins Arboretum’s mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of
the native plants of the Delmarva Peninsula. The Arboretum’s diverse setting of