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Plant Talk

Plant Science

At a Crossroads: Plants and the Endangered Species Act

Posted in Plant Science

The federal government recently announced plans to significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the most important legislation ever enacted to protect threatened plants and ... Read More

Behind the Scenes, Plant Science

Digitizing Herbarium Specimens

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Plant Science

In our Steere Herbarium, a combination of capturing ultra high-resolution images of specimens and entering detailed information about each specimen in a searchable database is ... Read More

Behind the Scenes, Videos

Watch the 2019 Corpse Flower Bloom in an Instant

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Videos

This year’s corpse flower bloom was yet another spectacular display of what the world’s largest inflorescence—Amorphophallus titanum—can do. Check out this time lapse to see ... Read More

Environment & Conservation

Wildlife at the Garden: Red-tailed Hawk Nest 2019

Posted in Environment & Conservation

I am happy to report that for a third straight year, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks has chosen to nest at The New York Botanical ... Read More

Garden News

Beginning the Haupt Conservatory’s Palm Dome Restoration

Posted in Garden News

Starting April 29, the iconic dome of the 117-year-old, glass-and-steel Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will undergo restoration in accordance with routine maintenance and operations of ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Amazonia Ablaze: A Record Year for Forest Fires in Brazil

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

A renowned landscape architect, Burle Marx was also a passionate, outspoken conservationist. His writings on environmental topics in Brazil—powerful when written a half-century ago—have a ... Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Jessica Tobon, Outreach & Education Coordinator for the NYC Compost Project

Posted in History & People

As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we’re talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants and our environment. ... Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Heather Lorusso, School of Professional Horticulture Class of 2021

Posted in History & People

As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we’re talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Heather ... Read More

Inside our Collections

Pruning Simplified

Posted in Inside our Collections

Pruning Simplified: A Step-by-Step Guide to 50 Popular Trees and Shrubs (2018) is a helpful new book from Steven Bradley for Timber Press. Read More

Environment & Conservation, Garden News

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A New Global Assessment by the United Nations

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Garden News

Before this week, most readers probably had not heard of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), but they certainly will know ... Read More

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