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Creating a pollinator garden for native specialist bees of New York and the Northeast

The guide provides a detailed the native plants of New York that are crucial for supporting native specialist bees; including, where the region or habitat the plant occurs naturally, date of bloom, color of bloom, plant structure, how to obtain seeds...

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8/31/20
Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants: Using the Database to Share your Garden's List

In this webinar, originally held on February 12, 2020, project leads from the Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants working group introduce and demonstrate the features of an online database to be used to share information about plants...

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2/25/20
Optimization Modeling: Can We Plan Our Infrastructure More Efficiently?

The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings nationally recognized experts in stormwater management and green infrastructure to Minnesota for dialogue and discussion. This seminar includes an invited presentation by Scott Struck, Principal at...

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12/19/19
Montgomery Botanical Center Disaster and Response Protocols and Resources

The increased hurricane activity predicted for future decades has serious implications for the important work of Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG). The recovery process at and any garden begins immediately following each hurricane, but preparedness is...

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12/6/19
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Plan

This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency. In addition, it contains plans for the security of the Arboretum's living and non-living collections and...

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12/5/19
TIPS Community Webinar: PlantSnap Initiative

The Association's TIPS Community presents a "Technology Tuesday" on the Association's PlantSnap Initiative featuring PlantSnap founder Eric Ralls. Find out how your garden can participate in this exciting citizen science project.

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12/4/19
Lean on Me: Recommendations for Heritage Tree Support at the Morris Arboretum

The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens. They also act as living...

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9/16/19
Material Transfer Agreement: Living Collections Access and Distribution Form

This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form. 

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8/21/19
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. At the same time many gardens purposefully push the...

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7/9/19

 

 
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum Collection Prioritization Rubric

This sample prioritization rubric is a great resource for those trying to align financial objectives with programmatic themes. Use the programmatic tool to help understand how to prioritize collections, areas, and functions and see how they relate to...

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3/7/18
Making Urban Forests Count: Quantifying and crediting stormwater benefits Primary tabs

The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape. Uncertainty as to how to "credit" urban trees - everything from...

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1/12/18
Climate Change and Water Tools

The “Being Prepared for Climate Change” workbook is a step by step guide for place-based organizations to develop risk-based climate change adaptation plans. This interactive...

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11/15/17
EPA's National Stormwater Calculator

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site....

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11/6/17
The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is a consortium of biological collection managers and GIS professionals who are dedicated to making geographic information systems more...

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10/18/17
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16