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Sentinel Plant Network

Plant pests and diseases kill millions of trees, both in our neighborhoods and in natural areas. This damage has a negative impact on vital ecosystem services like clean air and water and costs billions of dollars in cleanup and lost revenue.

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6/28/17
UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO, as the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, is entrusted to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 Agenda, which is part of a global movement to eradicate poverty through 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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9/6/17
Public Gardens Sustainability Index - Proven Practice Workbook

The Proven Practice Workbook details how to implement sustainability measures introduced in the Sustainability Index. It is suggested to use these resources together.

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10/27/15
Third National Climate Assessment

On May 6, 2014, the White House released the third National Climate Assessment (NCA), which “assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, both now and thr

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens.

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15

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