At the outer fringe of the Philadelphia suburbs, a 160-acre park manages to be a natural oasis, hands-on learning lab and preserver of early American ways of life, all under one umbrella. The Newlin Grist Mill, a 1704 mill surrounded by a park laced with trails, trout and frog ponds is run by the nonprofit […]

We frequently hear from organizations that they rely upon grants, private funding and donations to support various projects and improvements for their landscapes, gardens & programs.  In order to help find financial assistance we have compiled a list of websites that include grant resources and other fundraising opportunities. If you have more to add, please send us a […]

Updated January 8, 2018 The QR code engraved on Plants Map signs and tags is simply an image or picture that your smartphone can turn into website address. Just like you might type google.com into your browser to go to do a search at Googe, with a QR code, you would scan the code and […]

Updated April 3, 2018 Plantsmap.com is a website community that hosts botanical collections with customized tools that solve the challenges of documenting, organizing, mapping, tagging and sharing information about plants. The easy to learn My Plants Map tools have wide appeal among a diversity of users from those that manage public landscapes to avid plant […]

Note: This is the first of 2 journal posts about creating and maintaining a tree inventory. There are numerous reasons to make a tree inventory. Starting with good tree identification and an inventory list, you can: Determine and increase the environmental impact of trees in your community. Improve the process of planting and maintaining trees. Assess the […]

Chicago’s historic Graceland Cemetery is providing visitors a unique way to connect with its renowned beauty by using PlantsMap.com to provide interactive self-guided tours showing photographs and details about the trees in the park-like “Cemetery of Architects.” Graceland recently became a certified arboretum, and staff there quickly realized there was a demand for a digital […]

Celebrate Arbor Day Every Day

Arbor Day is celebrated nationally in the U.S. on the last Friday in April each year. But for me, I think about celebrating and appreciating trees year round.