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Sentinel Plant Research

Sentinel Plant Research

Above are the newly installed Sentinel plant plots at the Chadwick Arboretum North site. We are a site among others around the world including New Hampshire, Italy, Sweden, and 2 plots in China.

"The basic idea for a series of Sentinel projects is to read the warning signs of potentially invasive plant  pathogens and pests by establishing research plots of plants from one part of the world in other parts of the world. Of course, botanic gardens already have plants from different continents, but not in controlled research plots to assess pest and pathogen susceptibility."

Click here to read the BYGL article outlining Dr. Enrico Bonello's work on this project

Click here to learn more about the Bonello USFS International Programs Proposal