Wednesday, December 6, 10–11:30 a.m.
This program is free for members/free with $5 admission for non-members (payable the day of the program).
Just as in an art or a history museum, the living collections of arboreta and botanical gardens have many different purposes, from conservation to research to education. Keeping careful records on living plants presents special challenges, but it can be invaluable in providing information to the public, researchers, and horticulturists. This talk will provide an overview of the importance and purpose of living collections, record keeping, and sharing of data. Arboretum Science Advisor Sylvan Kaufman will discuss the importance of these collections and provide an overview of recordkeeping and data sharing. Sylvan has a PhD in ecology and was formerly the Arboretum's land manager/curator. She also assists with curation at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in New Mexico.
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