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Plant Exploration: Protocols for the Present, Concerns for the Future

Plant exploration provides the horticulture industry, public gardens, the scientific community, arboreta - and ultimately the public - with more diverse and hardier germplasm that increases the breadth of plants available for research and landscape use.

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8/17/18
Thriving in Disaster

In 2017 there were over 350 billion dollars in natural disasters, many affecting the public garden community; from the Wildfires in California, to the Hurricanes in Texas, Florida & Puerto Rico, to the severe weather in the Midwest, all areas of the

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8/8/18
A decision tree for assessing the risks and benefits of publishing biodiversity data

Inadequate information on the geographical distribution of biodiversity hampers decision-making for conservation.

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8/8/18
LIVING COLLECTIONS POLICY U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM

The Living Collections of the USNA conserve plants and encourage their use for research, discovery, and education. The Living Collections also serve as an integral part of the collective botanical heritage of the public garden community.

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8/3/18
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Collections Policy

The University of Delaware Botanic Garden, like any other botanic garden, is a repository of botanical collections that supports the mission statement of the institution (See Mission Statement). It is imperative that these collections be documented.

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8/2/18
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Curatorial Handbook

Procedures for Accessioning, Field Checking, and Mapping through use of BGBASE, BG-Map, and Garden Notepad. By Matt Lobdell, Rebecca Pineo, and Anna Bower. 

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8/2/18
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
Cultivated Herbarium Collections Policy

The Cultivated Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum, in Jamaica Plain, MA, is a component of the Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum (A), one of the units within the Harvard University Herbaria in Cambridge, MA.

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7/27/18
The Arnold Arboretum Expedition Tool Kit

Being a plant collector for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a wonderful opportunity and privilege.

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7/27/18

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