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Tree Genes Initiative REPORT 2018: Securing our Future Forests by Enhancing Technology, Capacity, and Speed

The first TGI report, published in 2015, identified eight critical gaps slowing the transfer of stress-adapted trees from upstream research to forest owners and managers. The gaps fell into three categories: Innovation, Policy, and Markets.

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7/27/18
Dawes Arboretum Wild Collections Form

The Dawes Arboretum 2016 Plant Collections Form is a great resource for gardens looking for example templates on how to collect pertinent field data and notes.

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7/27/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.

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7/16/18
Morton Arboretum Field Collecting Form

This form has been used the past few years at Morton Arboretum for plant collection and data management purposes. It was developed internally and is based on a form developed by NACPEC (North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium). 

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7/12/18
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
Gap Analysis to Support Ex situ Collections Development

As gardens across North America are recovering from natural disasters including hurricanes and wildfires, it is important to consider collections coverage and security.

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6/21/18
A Goal within Reach: Implementing a Cryopreservation Program at The Huntington

The tissue culture and cryopreservation program at The Huntington demonstrates the potential for in vitro collections at botanic gardens and highlights what can be accomplished with a small focused program by using existing capital resources and investi

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6/19/18
Using drones to assist in plant conservation: Discovery, monitoring and sky-truthing predictive models

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has been collecting rare plant data in Hawai`i for over 40 years. When this information is paired with GIS technology, predictive indices can be created.

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5/17/18
Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management: Self-Assessment Tool

 A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.

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5/3/18

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