In collaboration with ArbNet, Dr. Jill Hamilton, assistant professor at North Dakota State University, and colleagues at Virginia Tech, University of Vermont and University of Maryland have recruited 18 universities and arboreta nationwide to plant ‘mini’ common garden experiments of black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), balsam poplar (P. balsamifera), and their hybrids as part of a new garden-based research network, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Plant Genome Research program.
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Arborist News - June 2019
By Sue Paist and Christopher Luley
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LISLE, Illinois (Apr. 10, 2015) – ArbNet, the interactive community of arboreta, has accredited 100 arboreta through its Arboretum Accreditation Program, which is facilitated by The Morton Arboretum. Launched in 2011, the program offers the only accreditation in the world specific to arboreta.
Lisle, Ill. (Oct. 16, 2013) – At one time the mighty giants of the eastern U.S. forests, American chestnut trees stood to 100 feet tall and numbered in the billions. But their numbers were decimated in the beginning of the 20th century as a result of chestnut blight.