Native Plant Trust

Resources + Press

The Tools and Information You Seek

Check here for research documents, policies, tip sheets, and more

Some of these resources appear elsewhere on our website, but we've gathered it here for ready reference.

Press

Media contacts, news releases, published stories

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Our Media Contacts

Executive Director Debbi Edelstein:  dedelstein@NativePlantTrust.org

Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer: ulorimer@NativePlantTrust.org

Director of Public Programs Courtney Allen: callen@NativePlantTrust.org

For images or permission to use images (Visual resources and Go Botany): images@NativePlantTrust.org

Native Plant Trust in the News 
Recent Stories

June 1, 2019 - Margaret Roach chats with Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer about choosing native plants for the garden, in "A Way to Garden," her website and podcast.

May-June 2019 - "Botanical Bounty: Delving into New England's Springtime Flora," Nell Porter Brown, Harvard Magazine 

April 7, 2019 - "Learn to Save Native Plants at Symposium," Tom Atwell, Portland Press Herald

April 6, 2019 - "Garden Line with C. L. Fornari," WXTK Radio, Cape Cod, MA

April 4, 2019 - Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer talks with Lucy Nalpathanchil, host of Where We Live on WNPR Connecticut. The interview with Lorimer takes place at minute 40:16 of the program.

Archived Stories

September 11, 2018 - "New England Wild Flower Society Brings Pollinator Garden to Keene State," keene.edu/news/stories

July 30, 2018 - "Gardening 101: Lupine," Michelle Slatalla, gardenista.com

July 23, 2018 - "Defining 'Native' and Choosing Garden-worthy Native Plants, with Dan Jaffe," Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com

July 19, 2018 - "Cultivating Place: New England Wild Flower Society," Jennifer Jewell and Sarah Bohannon, North State Public Radio (Chico, California)

July 15, 2018 - "Does Your Garden Have a Mulch Problem?" Tom Atwell, Portland Press Herald

June 1, 2018 - "Everything You Need to Know about North American Native Orchids," Justine Hand, gardenista.com

May 15, 2018 - "Nasami Farm: A New England Mecca for Native Plant Lovers,"

https://www.gardenista.com/posts/native-plants-nasami-farms-massachusetts/

Justine Hand, gardenista.com

March 8, 2018 - "Native Plants for New England—and Beyond," Carol Collins, Fine Gardening

April 19, 2018 - "Mayflowers, Preserving Our Native Plants and a New Book Arrives Just in Time,"Matt Mattus, growingwithplants.com

April 9, 2018 - "Wild Flower Society: 10 -Outside-the-box Native Plants," Justine Hand, gardenista.com

March 2, 2018 - "With Native Plants, You Can 'Grow Local,'" Nancy Shohet West, Boston Globe

February 22, 2018 - "Native Plants: New England's Tested Survivors," N.B., boston.com, Boston Globe (print edition)

February 10, 2018 - "Remembering Two Great Plantswomen: Ruth Bancroft and Elizabeth Farnsworth," Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com. For additional interviews with Senior Research Ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth on Roach's blog, see entries for September 18, 2017 and May 8, 2017.

October 2, 2017 - "Meet Debbi Edelstein of New England Wild Flower Society in Framingham," bostonvoyager.com

August 28, 2017 - "Building an 'Ark' for New England's Rare Plants, Seed by Seed," Jill Kaufman, WBUR and New England Public Radio affiliate stations

August 22, 2017 - "Connecticut's Rare Plants at Risk of Vanishing," Gregory Hladky, Hartford Courant

May 20, 2016 - "Checking Up on Native Plants," Living on Earth, Public Radio International

May 6, 2016 - "Trillium Week to Bloom at New England Wild Flower Society," Madeline Bilis, Boston Magazine


Rare Plant Research and Recovery

Our status reports, recovery plans, and Plant Conservation Volunteers brochure

  1. This page contains three documents related to Flora Conservanda, plus recovery plans for 117 of New England's rarest plants. Open the appropriately titled green box to view and download files. 
  2. "State of the Plants" technical report 
  3. "State of the Plants" brief report 
  4. Plant Conservation Volunteers brochure 
  5. Guidelines on reintroducing rare species 

International and National Frameworks

Policies and strategies for plant conservation

Climate Change

Assessments, reports, and guidance for conservation strategies

  1. Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II (2018), Chapter 18: Northeast
  2. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (2018)
  3. Open Space Institute Climate Guide (for land trusts)

Ecological Gardening

Tip and fact sheets, ecoregion maps, garden plant finder, plants we sell