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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
Invasive plant species can grow in natural areas even as they are commercially available throughout that region.
Plant Collections Network Manager, Pam Allenstein, provides an overview of the Plant Collections Network.
What is a plant collection? Like objects in a museum, plants that are documented and labeled can be part of a public garden’s living collection.