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"The West Chicago Park District has always been known for its amazing forests and wooded parks. The Level II Arboretum accreditation awarded by ArbNet has given new life to an ever aging and every growing forest."
Michael Gasparini, Superintendent of Parks
Chair - Arboretum Committee
“We are proud to be a part of the ArbNet community that shares our commitment to the highest standards of conservation and arbor cultivation. ArbNet’s resources and guidance provide us a foundation and pathway toward expanding our reach and adhering to the highest standards.”
Chairman of the Lone Elm Arboretum
“ArbNet accreditation will become a catalyst towards a more meaningful conservation initiative in compliance to global standards of saving the trees of our locality that serves as the backbone of our biological diversity”
Michael Agbayani Calaramo
Garden Director & Curator
Recognition in this program is a way to help convey the Scott Arboretum was established as a living museum, so we strive to and are expected to uphold professional standards and best practices in maintaining a curated ornamental plant collection in keeping with the Arboretum's mission, while residing on a college campus. It also will help convey we are not a typical college campus, given our collections of ornamental plants and educational programs have been developed to serve the public at large, not just beautify the college, and have been made possible by a variety of restricted endowment funds given solely for this purpose. Achieving accreditation is also a great way to convey to volunteers and donors we are worthy of their support and it will help us attract and retain talented staff members.
Director - The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Becoming an Internationally Accredited Arboretum Level II shines a light on the environmental assets that the Town of Greenwich has and the historic significance of our community forest which includes both public and private land. Greenwich has over 100 trees listed in the Connecticut Notable Tree Project which includes CT's largest and most historic trees. With this richness of historic forest resources the GTC encourages our community to preserve our natural assets, practice stewardship of resources and to plant trees that future generations can enjoy.
Executive Director - Greenwich Town Arboretum
“The ArbNet level II accreditation will help us in finding other arboreta in a worldwide network to contribute in our aims and goals als modern Zoo with a botanical collection, in order to prevent endangered trees and animals from extinction and create awareness to the public to get them involved in our work”
Curator - Rotterdam Zoological & Botanacial Gardens
"The ArbNet accreditation represents an important recognition for the management team of the Lucus Augusti arboretum and it encourages us to continue our work. The accreditation is also an excellent stimulus for the social projection and awareness raising activities of the arboretum."
J. Henrique P. Rodríguez
Owner - Arboretum - Lucus Augusti
It is great to officially be part of a vital network of arboreta working to improve standards for tree collections, promote collaborative conservation, and move the field forward. And, the ArbNet accreditation is a wonderful achievement for the MBC Team!
Executive Director - Montgomery Botanical Center
Preservation of our woody plant collection and historical trees is a vital part of our mission statement. It is a great honor to achieve level II accreditation through ArbNet and the Morton Arboretum and continue to collaborate with other public gardens in the advancement of our historical Arboretum.
VP Horticulture and Conservation – Brookgreen Gardens
Accreditation by ArbNet is important for our garden for at least two reasons. First, this means an independent qualitative evaluation of our arboretum and garden, useful in our communication with both the general and more specialized public. Second, thanks to ArbNet we are able to contact a community of high-quality arboreta, useful for many possible reasons, from information on novel invasive species to exchanging specimens.
Dr. Paul Goetghebeur
Director - Ghent University Botanical Garden