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arboretum
Recognition in this program is a way to help convey the Scott Arboretum was established as a living museum, so we strive to and are expected to uphold professional standards and best practices in maintaining a curated ornamental plant collection in keeping with the Arboretum's mission, while residing on a college campus. It also will help convey we are not a typical college campus, given our collections of ornamental plants and educational programs have been developed to serve the public at large, not just beautify the college, and have been made possible by a variety of restricted endowment funds given solely for this purpose. Achieving accreditation is also a great way to convey to volunteers and donors we are worthy of their support and it will help us attract and retain talented staff members.
Claire Sawyers
Director - The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
trees
Becoming an Internationally Accredited Arboretum Level II shines a light on the environmental assets that the Town of Greenwich has and the historic significance of our community forest which includes both public and private land. Greenwich has over 100 trees listed in the Connecticut Notable Tree Project which includes CT's largest and most historic trees. With this richness of historic forest resources the GTC encourages our community to preserve our natural assets, practice stewardship of resources and to plant trees that future generations can enjoy.
JoAnn Messina
Executive Director - Greenwich Town Arboretum
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden from helicopter
Attaining level IV ArbNet accreditation is a fantastic keystone achievement for the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. We see ArbNet accreditation as signifying our organisation’s commitment to becoming an active and relevant contributor to the international community of tree-focused institutions and professionals. Level IV accreditation provides a fantastic platform to build, or re-forge relationships with other gardens and arboreta, particularly across North America, and we look forward to collaborating and sharing information to achieve common goals in tree conservation and improving the quality of international arboriculture. Being the first organization in Australia to attain level IV accreditation is certainly something we are very proud of!
Jimmy Turner
Director of Horticultural Management - Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Bush Bridge
Affiliating with Arbnet is a key element of our strategy to improve the conditions of our existing tree collection and expand its diversity by practicing sound plant selection, placement, maintenance, and record-keeping. Access to Arbnet resources will facilitate development and enhancement of our capabilities. Networking with other affiliated arboretums and public gardens at similar or higher levels of accreditation will provide comparative benchmarks and models for further achievement.
Larry Dunn, The John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin
Chair - Arboretum Committee
Bailey Arboretum
ArbNet accreditation enables us to clearly define our role and position among other public gardens, focus our objectives and enter into a network of other like-minded groups.
Margaret Stacey
President of Friends of Bailey Arboretum
Green Wood
ArbNet accreditation not only validates Green-Wood’s longstanding commitment to its living collections, but it helps get the word out to a larger community that this cemetery is a special place dedicated to maintaining a high standard of tree curation, conservation and public education.
Scott Medbury
Board Member - Green-Wood
Blue atlas
The ArbNet accreditation confirms the value of the arboretum on this historic property. This accreditation provides a benchmark of the current state of the woody plants on the property and a basis for future development to continue our mission to “Preserve, Promote and Protect” our National Historic Register site. Through ArbNet, the Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks look forward to collaborating with other arboreta for scientific, collections, and conservation activities.
Katie Dentler
President - Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks Arboretum
Sclupture in a pond at Brookgreen Gardens
Preservation of our woody plant collection and historical trees is a vital part of our mission statement. It is a great honor to achieve level II accreditation through ArbNet and the Morton Arboretum and continue to collaborate with other public gardens in the advancement of our historical Arboretum.
Sara Millar
VP Horticulture and Conservation – Brookgreen Gardens
Montgomery Botanical Center
It is great to officially be part of a vital network of arboreta working to improve standards for tree collections, promote collaborative conservation, and move the field forward. And, the ArbNet accreditation is a wonderful achievement for the MBC Team!
Patrick Griffith
Executive Director - Montgomery Botanical Center
Lillys at Ghent University
Accreditation by ArbNet is important for our garden for at least two reasons. First, this means an independent qualitative evaluation of our arboretum and garden, useful in our communication with both the general and more specialized public. Second, thanks to ArbNet we are able to contact a community of high-quality arboreta, useful for many possible reasons, from information on novel invasive species to exchanging specimens.
Dr. Paul Goetghebeur
Director - Ghent University Botanical Garden