ArbNet Quarterly Newsletter, July 2016

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For the first time, ArbNet hosted a booth at the annual conference of the American Public Gardens Association in Miami in June. Hundreds of enthusiastic conference delegates learned about our accreditation program and the resources we offer. We look forward to welcoming many new arboreta and individuals to the collaborative arboretum community. We celebrated our five year anniversary on Arbor Day and continue to grow! ArbNet has over 1000 arboreta worldwide listed in the Morton Register of Arboreta and accredited arboreta in 11 countries! Check out a recap of the celebration, including the announcement of our new capacity building grant and free ArbNet 5th anniversary tree label.
featured arboretum
Georgia Tech University Arboretum recently accredited at Level II has some exciting technology relating to trees. They are developing a series of apps and games and building an Augmented Reality application for mobile devices and tablets through which the myriad trees can be viewed interactively.
new resources
First four chapters of BGCI's Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens just released!

Chapter 1: Planning and Implementing Botanic Garden Design Projects
Chapter 2: Governance Models, Human and Financial Resources Development   
Chapter 3:  No Plant Collection Without a Strategy or Policy
Chapter 4:The Plant Collection in the International Policy Context     
news from our partners
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) and ArbNet have been working together on a project to help provide arboreta chestnut seeds that are resistant to chestnut blight. This partnership was highlighted in the most recent journal of TACF with an article describing the significant impact that the ArbNet community has had on their mission. 
Upcoming Events

July 18-22: Island Biology 2016 - International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal

Aug. 29 - September 1: Fifth International EcoSummit; Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change, France

Sept 1-10: IUCN World Conservation Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii


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