AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION
2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

Conserving Trees Threatened by Catastrophic Biological Invasions
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Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Collecting and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 30 - 2:10pm to 3:10pm
Presenter: 
Pamela Allenstein, American Public Gardens Association; Tim Thibault, Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens; Richard Sniezko, United States Forest Service Dorena Genetic Resource Center; Kevin Conrad, United States National Arboretum; Seana Walsh, National Tropical Botanical Garden
Cost: 
Included
Pre-Registration Required: 
Yes

Globalization is fueling increased introductions of deadly pests and pathogens that are decimating trees in the wild and in cultivation. Unlike other disasters, biological invasions present a continuous assault requiring adaptive strategies over decades to manage impacted plant collections and natural lands. Public gardens can address the unpredictable, often irreversible, impacts of biological invasion while contributing to conservation efforts.

This session will provide valuable information regarding leading biological threats impacting key species in different regions, and ways gardens of any size can contribute to conservation efforts. We'll cover training opportunities for monitoring, provide advice on building relationships proactively with local and national government agencies, and share references for addressing biological invasions through disaster planning and safeguarding of living collections.

 

This event is approved for 1 ISA credit hours.