Happy November! It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone by for us. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank each of you for helping us to grow Plants Map in your own way. We wish everyone a beautiful season of gratitude.
New Help Desk: Our archive of help articles, videos and other support materials is being moved from info.plantsmap.com/help/ to a new ‘help desk’ at help.plantsmap.com. This new interactive site will it easier to find help articles and answer your questions. If you can’t find the information you are looking for or would like an online getting started demo, you can still email us at email@example.com.
Featured Profile: Rady Park Arboretum (VA) serves as a quiet place, a classroom and a laboratory of sorts. Tree collection educates and provides calm space – Fauquier Now. Explore Rady Park Arboretum on Plants Map at plantsmap.com/organizations/rady-park-arboretum.
QR Code Readers: Both Android and iOS Apple devices can now scan QR Codes without an app needed. If you use Android 9 (PIE or later) or you use iOS 11 (or later) on your iPhone or iPad, you can now use your built-in camera to scan QR Codes. On iOS Apple devices, go to Settings and then choose camera and turn on the switch for scanning QR Codes. On Android devices, the setting should automatically be set when you update your phone.
America’s Champion Trees Announced: American Forests has unveiled their latest National Register of Champion Trees which includes nearly 700 of the largest and most impressive tree species in the United States. Congratulations to the Virginia Big Tree Program on remaining the #2 ranked stated for the most documented national champs.
AAS Landscape Design Challenge Winners: All-America Selections 2019 Display Garden – Landscape Design Challenge Winners have been announced. Congratulations to all the participants and winners. The theme this year was “Re-Use, Recycle, Re-Imagine” and each garden was free to interpret the theme in their chosen manner. See the resulting winners and their fun, creative, and interesting displays.
#OptOutside: Where will you #OptOutside on Black Friday? Find places to explore on Plants Map using our new interactive map filters for public landscapes at plantsmap.com/maps/community.
Giving Tuesday: December 3rd is #GivingTuesday. Learn about this initiative created to encourage a day of giving and collaboration via social media.
Featured Event: December 12 is Poinsettia Day! Explore the history of poinsettias and tips on how to care for them.
Seed Swap Season: As seed swap season approaches, learn more about seed swaps and how to add your event to Plantsmap.com.
Congratulations Monarch Ultra Team: On November 4th, a team of ultra-runners completed the Monarch Ultra Relay at the Cerro Pelón monarch sanctuary in Mexico. The purpose of the run was to create a documentary to educate and raise awareness on the need for monarch, butterfly, and pollinator habitats. Monarch Ultra Relay follows pollinators’ path from Ontario to Mexico – Canadian Running Magazine
Tokens for Trees Update: We have been working on a new tool for organizations to use to raise funding for their tree planting and conservation projects. In November we will be importing data for 10,000 trees and we’ll be manually testing the new software. Our team is working on integrating the project with the main Plants Map site and that work should be done by the time we finish testing in late December. We could take data from one or two more groups for testing. We are also seeking funding to fully launch the project in early 2020. If this sounds interesting, here is a link with more information: Learn more about Tokens for Trees.
Plant Stakes for Tags & Signs: Due to the increasing price of aluminum we are transitioning away from stocking two sizes of plant stakes for tags and signs and will soon only offer 16″ stakes for future orders. We still have 20″ stakes available for a limited time at a discount. Please visit info.plantsmap.com/tags for updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More to Explore
Our November 2019 cover photo feature is
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ by Grelen Nursery
- Garden Inspired Gifts: Look to your garden and landscape for nature inspired gifts to give this holiday season – Gifts to grow from the garden by Tracy Blevins, Plants Map
- Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project preserves Colorado’s apple diversity by Emily Freehling, Plants Map
- How to make Ginkgo butterflies with sticks and leaves by Brainy Beginnings Network
- Amazonian tree with human-sized leaves finally gets ID’d as new species | Mongabay News
- New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago | Phys.org
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The Plants Map Team