The Malus, or crabapple, collection was accredited during the first year of the Network’s existence. The Arboretum already had a strong crabapple collection due to its leadership in the National Crabapple Evaluation Program which launched in 1983. The nationwide program was groundbreaking in the way it fostered collaboration between gardens, arboreta, and nurseries. This same spirit of collaboration was present in the early vision of the Plant Collections Network and continues through today.
Year of accreditation: 1995
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