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This session highlights the unique roles artists and art play in creatively inspiring, engaging, and empowering the public to care about nature, and take action to address today's critical ecological issues.
Boxwoods: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternatives
This year has challenged all of us in ways we could never have predicted, but it has also shown how resilient we can be if we work together.
In the native plant world, discussions about what plants are authentically native can get heated. Are the cultivars found at your local nursery native? Do they add ecological value or threaten biodiversity?
To keep pace with the increasing impacts of climate change, people across the country are planting more and more trees. But how will you track these trees to make sure you get the optimal return on this investment of time and resources?
Join others in learning about the high diversity of plant species characteristics of the longleaf pine ecosystem and how it supports the many common and unique wildlife species in these open forests dominated by a single tree.
A strong interpretive theme statement provides a clear big idea and the "so what" message that can help deepen visitor experience. Interpretive themes are typically used for signage projects and programming, but they can be used for so much more.
Field monitoring of urban trees is essential to learn how urban forests change over time. Many arborists and urban forest managers worldwide seek to understand how their tree systems are faring in terms of growth, health, and mortality. The Urban Tree G
1.Implications of increasing heat
2.Challenges in urban areas –those most vulnerable
3.Green infrastructure as one solution
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association's Plant Conservation Community. Hosted by: Carrie Radcliffe (Restoration Coordinator, Atlanta Botanical Garden), Chair; Holly Forbes (Curator, University of California Botanical Garden), Vice-Chair