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Impact of Significant Weather Events on Plant Death in Managed Landscapes

Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.

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7/9/19
Excellence in Plant Records Regardless of Circumstance

Plant records management is critical to the success of a garden regardless of its size, mission, or budget.

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6/28/19
Your Garden’s Impact for Research: Uses, Tracking, and Getting Credit

Reporting and tracking use of collections is especially important for gardens to expand and/or sustain programming and communicate with members of their board and the public.

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6/28/19
2018 Plant Collections Symposium Session and Speaker Recordings

October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:  

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11/13/18
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
New Tools in Risk Assessment and Decision-Making

This presentation was given at the Native Plant Symposium in 2015 and addresses New Tools in Risk Assessment and Decision Making: Plant Provenance for Garden and Landscape Restoration. 

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11/2/17
Using Living Collections as an Unparalleled Resource for Research in Plant Conservation

Botanical gardens and their living collections have unique but underutilized resources for plant biology research.

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9/24/16