||PUBLIC GARDENS DISCUSS PLANTS ESCAPING CULTIVATION
Thanks to everyone that contributed to the invasive plants survey we sent out in our October newsletter. On November 10-11, 2016, The Morton Arboretum, the Midwest Invasive Plant Network, and the Ohio Invasive Plants Council hosted a symposium and working group meeting Plants on the Move: How Public Gardens Can Help Control Invasive Plants. Representatives from 23 public gardens from 17 states and from Canada discussed how we can monitor, manage, and share information on plants escaping from cultivation. Recommendations on how public gardens and arboreta can collaborate to take on a leadership role in stopping plants from escaping cultivation will be available later this spring.