Arboretum heralds release of new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 26, 2012

Arboretum heralds release of new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

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This week, the US Department of Agriculture unveiled its new Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), a development that has been long anticipated by gardeners and researchers. Like its earlier incarnations, the new PHZM provides guidelines to predict a region’s average annual minimum temperature, a vital statistic in determining whether or not a plant may survive […]

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Arnold Arboretum accepts recommended treatment for Asian Longhorned Beetle

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 1, 2011

Arnold Arboretum accepts recommended treatment for Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has accepted the treatment regimen recommended by the USDA designed to diminish the chances of an infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetle in the Arboretum’s world-renowned collection of woody plants. On Monday, July 5, 2010 officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) had […]

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