Happy April! A thoughtful reminder from my Davey Tree Experts calendar: “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” ~ Lucy Larcom. We hope you have been celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day this month and will continue planting ‘hope’ with us all year long. Let’s dig in.
News & Updates:
“Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.” – J. Sterling Morton. Learn about the history of Arbor Day and connect with ArbNet on Plants Map.
The importance of trees: Celebrate Arbor Day Every Day by Tracy Blevins.
Why Do I Need to Take a Tree Inventory? A good tree inventory can improve their environmental impact…and for generations to come.
CA Spring Trials: Tracy Blevins has returned from her CA Spring Trials adventures with the National Garden Bureau. Day by day botanical inspiration can be explored here: NGB CA Spring Trials Collection. Thanks again to the National Garden Bureau for inviting Tracy to be one of this years NGB Plant Nerds!
Dr. Armitage on Plantsmap.com tags: You never know where our Plants Map plant tags will pop-up next. Thank you Dr. Armitage for sharing this video with us! | Follow Dr. Armitage on Plantsmap.com.
Congratulations to Toyota Texas: Take a virtual tour of their new 11,000 square foot Pollinator & Wildlife Demonstration Garden.
Upcoming Events: Did you know May 11 is Public Gardens Day? Just a reminder to add your flower show, plant sale, or other special garden relate events to Plantsmap.com.
Help Article of the Month: 10 ways public landscapes can use Plantsmap.com to further educational outreach, gain accreditation and more. This is a great handout for presentations or grant proposals.
Do you garden for wildlife? The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife™ program would like to know. Take a short survey and also enter their Habitat Helpers giveaway.
2018 American Conifer Society National Meeting
Hosted by the Southeast Region in Raleigh, NC
More to Explore
Our April 2018 cover photo feature is Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Plants Do That: NICH, the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture, wants to know what’s at the top of your list for creating and protecting a healthy environment through gardening? | Learn more about NICH and share the #PlantsDoThat infographics.
AAS Garden to Table Videos: Learn how to best prepare your favorite AAS winners this summer with a new video cooking series from AAS featuring chef Jonathan Bardzik. You will be a foodie in no time!
Microchipped Cacti: So Many Cacti Are Getting Stolen From Arizona’s National Park, They’re Being Microchipped from Travel and Leisure.
Urban Transformation: 11 ugly urban underpasses now functioning as public parks from Curbed.
Succulent Smugglers Caught: The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators busted a ring poachers that were scaling coastal bluffs and removing plants by the thousands from CBS SFBayArea News.
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