The Chapel Hill Thesis and Challenge

A challenge to botanical gardens, arboreta, and the plant industry:

  • Do no harm to plant diversity.
  • Do no harm to natural areas.
  • Perform risk assessment for introductions
  • Remove invasives from plant collections
  • Control invasives in natural areas
  • Develop non-invasive and native plant alternatives and certify non-invasiveness for the trade
  • Do not distribute seeds/plants that will be invasive elsewhere
  • Educate the public
  • Become partners with conservation organizations
  • Obey import rules and enact strong procedures to minimize the risk of introducing disease and pest organisms

Updated on November 30, 2011 at 10:41:29 am.