In commemoration of the day of the tree, yesterday June 15, 2020 we started planting 500 trees at the Horizontes Forestry Experimental Station , the goal at the end of the year is to plant 10,000 trees in fragile sites of the Station.
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The Guelph area has a surprising diversity of tree species, and the Arboretum at the University of Guelph has just the thing to help schoolchildren identify them.
The Arboretum is producing hundreds of “Native Tree Leaves” sheets for distribution to more than 3,000 local Grade 6 students, and is working with the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board on ways to incorporate the resource into everyday learning.
The emphasis is on artwork at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.
But there also is an emphasis on plants at the historic venue, once home to Norton Museum of Art founder Ralph Norton and named for his second wife, Ann, who was a sculptor.
And the sculpture gardens have received accreditation as an arboretum by ArbNet, the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity and professionalism.
Mike Baker ended many days on the UW-Whitewater campus getting to know trees.
He noted their common and scientific names.
He checked on their physical conditions.
He even got personal and measured their girths at breast height.
When the intern with the campus sustainability office was finished, he had catalogued more than 1,700 trees.
In addition, he created a digital map of campus trees and put up signs identifying more than 60 tree species, mostly in the Chopp and Salisbury arboretums on the south end of campus.
Andalusia, the Bensalem estate of the illustrious Biddle family of Philadelphia, received a special designation on Arbor Day Friday. It has been named an official arboretum.
The estate will now be known as the Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum, as it is now recognized in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s tree-focused public gardens.
The flowers are blooming like they do every spring at the Fullerton Arboretum.
But this year, the public is missing the colorful display. Like other parts of the Cal State Fullerton campus, the Arboretum has been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I will say the wildlife loves it,” said Greg Dyment, director of the Arboretum and one of three people, along with Gregory J. Pongetti, living collections curator, and horticulturist Emmanuel Romo, considered essential and allowed to go in for a limited time.
...In 1987, the cemetery—the third largest in the U.S.—officially changed its name to Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Today, its 733 acres are populated with an extensive collection of native and exotic flora, including at least 500 species of woody plants and 1,000 trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials labeled for research purposes. “The current horticulture staff is constantly finding new and unique species to add to the collection,” says Wendy Huang, Spring Grove’s special events coordinator.
The Hawaiian Rare Plant Program laboratory has successfully grown approximately 300 of the 1,400 known Hawaiian plant taxa using micropropagation techniques.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Lyon Arboretum’s efforts to protect threatened native plant species serve as a model for other areas of conservation concern.
Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.
The recognition honors Colonial Park Gardens for having achieved particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity, and professionalism.
According to Dr. Dave Kendal from the University of Tasmania, in the next 50 years, 20-50% of current plant species in botanic gardens and urban landscapes will likely confront temperatures those species have never experienced before.
Last month, as the State closed on one of its hottest and driest years on record, a giant White Oak (Quercus alba), that had stood for over 150 years on the famous Oak Lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, simply collapsed, leaving a gaping hole in the City's most iconic landscape.