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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.
Plant records management is critical to the success of a garden regardless of its size, mission, or budget.
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.
October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:
“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.
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.
Botanical gardens and their living collections have unique but underutilized resources for plant biology research.