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Breeding and Restoring the Next Generation American Elm

Iconic tree species include those native trees that once dominated the typical American city landscape. The American elm and chestnut are the first two that come to mind, and now ash trees are similarly under significant threat of loss.

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9/26/19
Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction

As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.

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12/18/18
Green-Wood Cemetery GIS Project

This is an example of how a historic landscape and public garden used GIS to map, track, and monitor tree health on their grounds.

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10/31/18
Safeguarding Our Tree Collections: Gardens Coordinate to Manage Diversity

“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.

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6/21/18
Tree Collections or Urban Woodlands?

Presented by Ray Leimkuehler from Desert Botanical Garden at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation covers tree management, planning, and urban forest modeling for small gardens.

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1/17/18
Tree Management: Tree Protection Standards for Construction and Animals

Trees are one of the most important display pieces in every Garden due to their size, presence, and impact on light levels.

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7/9/17
Centennial Trees: Planting Locally Sourced Native Trees for Community Conservation Education

Centennial Trees is a nine-year-old outreach program of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that educates the community on the importance of planting locally-sourced native tree seedlings in public spaces.

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7/8/17
Collecting for Collections: The Public Garden Role in Tree Gene Conservation

Arboreta and gardens have an ability to fill an important role in germplasm conservation by participating in ex situ collections. Globally, trees are facing a human-driven mass extinction, and our native flora

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9/24/16
Energy-Saving Trees

Public gardens have the capacity to have a positive influence on their community though interactions with their guests.

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9/22/16