Producing the Next Generation of Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
December 14, 2016

Cultivation in the Dana Greenhouses

Producing the Next Generation of Plants

In response to the increasing threats to plant diversity from climate change and habitat destruction, the Arboretum has launched a decade-long initiative to acquire approximately 400 species from native populations across the temperate world. These additions will enhance the value of our Living Collections as an important resource for science, horticulture, public education, and conservation. Before they enter the landscape, seeds sourced on expedition pass through the careful hands of our plant propagators at the Dana Greenhouses, where they are nurtured until proven tough enough to grow in our landscape. With an ambitious program for plant production underway, your support will help ensure the Arboretum remains at the forefront of confronting the challenges of the coming century. Please help sustain this critical resource for Boston and the world by making a gift today.

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