ArbNet Quarterly Newsletter, January 2017

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Welcome to 2017 and our January newsletter!  ArbNet had a busy 2016 that included 40 new accreditations totaling 166 accredited arboreta in 12 countries.  Additionally, we are starting to renew accreditations and have approved our first accreditation renewal from Starhill Forest Arboretum.  If your accreditation is reaching its five year expiration in 2017 check out the renewal checklist form. Our first capacity building grant was a great success, with six arboreta receiving nearly $5000 in award funding.  Winners are listed below.  Thank you to all that submitted applications. Stay tuned for additional grant opportunities this year for accredited arboreta!  ArbNet will be involved this year with an exciting twinning opportunity with our partner BGCI.  More information on this will be coming soon.
 
Featured Arboretum
We are featuring the six winners of our ArbNet 5th Anniversary  Capacity Building Grant!  Details of the awards are listed on our website.  We received  a great response and awarded grants to:
Atlanta Beltline Arboretum
Belton Memorial Park Arboretum
The John Bartram Arboretum
Southern New Hampshire University Arboretum
Vallarta Botanical Garden
Welkinweir
New resources
Listed below is a selection of great resources available on our website.  Check out our translated applications as well as some basic management document examples!
News from our partners
ANNUAL PLANT SALE IS BACK
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.
Upcoming Events

Feb 13-16: National Native Seed Conference - Washington, D.C.

Feb. 15- 17: American Public Gardens Association Development & Membership Symposium - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.

April 26 - 27: Plant Network annual conference 'Connecting gardens; engaging people - Edinburgh, UK

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