The Role of Public Gardens in Evaluating and Documenting the Spread of Invasive Ornamental Plants
Over time, the role of public gardens has evolved from a primary focus on ornamental displays to include plant conservation and preservation of natural habitats. This presentation focuses on the emerging collaboration among public gardens working to identify non-native plant species, especially ornamentals, that may spread from cultivation. A project is now ongoing to improve communication among North American public gardens and raise awareness to ultimately reduce the impact of invasive species in natural areas.
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Recognize the role of public gardens in the evaluation and monitoring of non-native ornamental plants that may escape from cultivation 2) Understand how non-native species, including some ornamental plants, can become invasive over time 3) Help maximiz
Shana Byrd and Theresa Culley
The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
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