Home Publications Tree Improvement and Genetics North Central Tree Improvement Conference 2nd North Central Tree Improvement Conference (1981) A Tyranny of the Ultimate: Some Consequences of Plant Standardization and the Role of the Arboretum in Reversing This Trend

A Tyranny of the Ultimate: Some Consequences of Plant Standardization and the Role of the Arboretum in Reversing This Trend

Landscape architects need plants that satisfy certain design requirements and are readily available from commercial nurseries. For a variety of economic and technical reasons, commercial nurseries are not producing the diversity of planting materials needed by designers. The arboretum can educate the public to the need for increasing the number of interesting and unique plants available for urban plantings. In addition, the nursery industry must learn what new plants can be propagated easily, are easy to use, and have a variety of unique uses.


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Author(s): George Briggs

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - North Central Tree Improvement Conference - 1981

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