Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2017 – Volume 25, Number 1 
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Our work to examine the genetics of garden collections is increasingly relevant, as shown by a new federal grant that will allow us to further the project Safeguarding our Plant Collections, which will develop clear protocols to protect plants, starting with Montgomery’s cherished palms and cycads. We also review recent work with the Bahamas National Trust, investigating a cherished Caribbean palm species (pages 4 & 5).

Pages 6 & 7 highlight Dr. Larry Noblick’s recent achievement. This monumental work by the world expert on queen palms includes virtually everything about their biogeography, history, and conservation. This work is not only deep in detail—Larry also traveled broadly to compose his life’s work.

Also covered are the great improvements and studies made possible by funders such as the Kelly Foundation (page 8) and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust (page 9).

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