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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.
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.
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.
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).
“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.
As gardens across North America are recovering from natural disasters including hurricanes and wildfires, it is important to consider collections coverage and security.
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
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.
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.