With support from a USDA Agricultural Research Service Germplasm Exchange Grant, Chad Husby, Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) collections manager and botanist, and Ronald Determann, conservatory and conservation director for the Atlanta Botanical Garden, successfully obtained living tropical conifer material from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). For many years, the RBGE, through its International Conifer Conservation Programme, has collected tropical conifer germplasm for ex-situ conservation and research. The material will be distributed among the participating U.S. institutions including the National Plant Germplasm System of the USDA.

For additional details, please see the MBC International Conifer Conservation Exchange Project Report.