INTRODUCING NEW AND RECOMMENDED PLANTS INTO THE NURSERY INDUSTRY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Plant Introduction Scheme at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden (P.I.S.B.G.) was initiated in 1980 by the Garden's past Director, Dr. Roy L. Taylor. The aims and procedures of the program to introduce plants into the nursery and the role of the eleven test sites across North America, have been previously documented in the IPPS Proceeding (1, 2). The purpose of this paper is to summarize the progress to date, review some of the ongoing work, relate our plans to develop an endowment foundation for the program, and conclude with a tabulated appendix (see end of paper) on the best to-date methods for propagation of these plants.
The cooperation between the UBG botanical Garden (here after referred to as Garden) and the nursery and landscape industries has been the major factor in the program's success. Currently, there are some 26 participator nurseries in British Columbia and well over 1,500,000 plants have been produced from the first six public releases
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