July 8, 2020 • Ashley Stimpson • The Guardian
With a rapidly warming climate, plants are challenged to keep migrating farther and farther across our human-dominated landscapes to find more hospitable conditions. Read about The Nature Conservancy’s experimental work in “assisted migration” to tackle this urgent problem for tree species.
June 15, 2020 • Julia Frederick • Ecological Landscape Alliance
Shade trees are more important than ever as we face rapid development and suburban sprawl, deforestation and desertification. These gentle giants help combat rising temperatures, habitat loss and declining air and water quality.
Beauty, biodiversity, and resilience
Native plants are beautiful, important for our local ecosystems, and do not need the high nutrient and water inputs of commonly cultivated plants. In this presentation, Executive Director Heather McCargo covers the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and the importance of bringing these native plants back into our gardens and developed landscapes. She also discusses current native plant trends and issues in the nursery trade (including cloning and the loss of genetic diversity), and explains how we all can support our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.