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Native Plant Trust in the News

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Media Releases from Native Plant Trust

April 26, 2024 - Native Plant Trust announces ninth annual Trillium Week, May 12-19, 2024

March 6, 2024 - Native Plant Trust Announces 2024 Opening Date for Garden in the Woods, This Year’s Visiting Artist; Registration for Spring and Summer Programs Now Open

December 13, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Appoints Tim Johnson as CEO

December 8, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Announces Retirement of Executive Director, Debbi Edelstein

September 20, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Announces Event October 28 with Diane Wilson, award-winning author of The Seed Keeper

June 13, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Announces June 21 Virtual Symposium: Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Exploring the Social History of the Outdoors

May 25, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Announces Mushroom Modulations by Christine Southworth, First in New Visiting Artist Program

May 9, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Executive Director Debbi Edelstein to receive Gold Medal on May 11 in recognition for contribution to native plants, conservation

April 27, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Announces eighth annual Trillium Week, May 8-14, 2023; Registration for Twilight Trilliums after-hours event open now

April 25, 2023 - Native Plant Trust Announces 2023 Opening of Garden in the Woods, New Visiting Artist Program; Registration for Spring/Summer Programs Open Now

October 27, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces Need for Seed: A Strategy for the Northeast, a Free, Live-virtual Symposium

October 27, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces Fall/Winter Programs Registration Open Now

October 26, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Hires Director of Public Programs, Bess Paupeck

October 4, 2022 - Native Plant Trust to screen documentary Mardi & the Whites

May 10, 2022 - Native Plant Trust and Timber Press announce new book on native plants: The Northeast Native Plant Primer-235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden

April 27, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces seventh annual Trillium Week, May 9-15, 2022; Registration for Twilight Trilliums After-hours Even Open Now

April 12, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces Garden in the Woods Opening Date, Registration Open for Spring-Summer Public Programs

February 3, 2022 - Botanists from across the Globe Share Life-changing Experiences in the World of Plants in Botany Story Slam

Recent Media Coverage

June 30, 2024 - "Hue and Cry over Heucheras," American Gardener, July-August 2024, featuring Uli Lorimer as an expert source

June 30, 2024 - "They thought this rare, tiny flower was extinct since WWI. Now it’s a symbol of hope," CNN, featuring CEO Tim Johnson's comments

June 14, 2024 - "In Vermont, a Glimpse of a Plant Last Seen a Century Ago," New York Times, with a mention of our New England Plant Conservation Program seed bank

May 29, 2024 - "Treat Your Palate and Feast Your Eyes on These Perennials," New York Times

May 25, 2024 - " The Outside Story: Jesup’s milk-vetch, a Rare Beauty," Rutland (VT) Herald, featuring Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi

May 19, 2024 - "'Ideal' Cool Weather Proves a Blooming Bonanza," Boston Globe, featuring comments by Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer

May 13, 2024 - "Should the Hawthorn Be Saved?" The Atlantic, featuring comments by Senior Research Botanist Arthur Haines

May 9, 2024 - "Here are the Best Green Spaces in Greater Boston and Beyond," including Garden in the Woods, in

April 4, 2024 - Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer recommends combinations of native plants for home gardens in Gardenista.

March 27, 2024 - Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer suggests native plant sources in the Gardenista blog.

March 19, 2024 - Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi discusses saving New Hampshire's rare plants with the Boston Globe.

March 18, 2024 - CEO Tim Johnson talks about bioproductive gardening with Margaret Roach on her awaytogardenpodcast.

March 14, 2024 - "The WildStory: A Podcast of Poetry & Plants," featuring Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer and poet Lauren Camp

February 28, 2024 - "A New CEO for Native Plant Trust," Growing Greener podcast featuring CEO Tim Johnson

February 28, 2024 - '"There are species that have gone and will go extinct because of this,'" Boston Globe (

February 7, 2024 - "Have We Saved Enough Land in the Right Places?" Public Garden Magazine, Vol. 39, Issue 1, 2024

February 6, 2024 - "Winter Embraces Garden in the Woods in Framingham," MetroWest Daily News

January 18, 2024 - "A Presentation by Native Plant Expert Uli Lorimer," Martha [Stewart] Up Close & Personal blog

January 4, 2024 - "How to Get a More Eco-friendly Yard, One Season at a Time," The Washington Post

January 2, 2024 - Book Review, The Northeast Native Plant Primer by Uli Lorimer, Garden and Yard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service

December 29, 2023 - Uli Lorimer's guest appearance on the Native Plants, Healthy Planet podcast on June 2 (see below) scored number 6 in the podcast's top 10 episodes of all time (beating Doug Tallamy). Listen to the hosts' discussion here.

December 25, 2023 - "A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – Uli Lorimer on Ecological Resolutions"

November 22, 2023 - "New Map of U.S. Plant Zones Shows a Warmer Massachusetts," WBUR-FM, Boston

September 14, 2023; updated on September 17 - "Asters After Hours, fall's colorful masterpiece on display at Garden in the Woods," MetroWest Daily News

July 23, 2023 - "Uli Lorimer and His Northeast Native Plant Primer," Native Plant Podcast

June 2, 2023 - "Meet Native Plant Trust"; Native Plants, Healthy Planet podcast featuring Uli Lorimer, Pinelands Nursery, Columbus, NJ

May 12, 2023 - "Restoring a Rare Habitat to Protect an Unlikely Ecological Hero: Moths," WBUR-FM, Boston

April 20, 2023 - "Ask the Expert: How to Grow Native Plants in Containers," Uli Lorimer in Gardenista

October 29, 2022 - "An eco-based fall cleanup, with Native Plant Trust's Uli Lorimer," podcast with Margaret Roach,

October 26, 2022 - "Across New England, a Group Is Working to Find—and Save—Native Plants," WBUR-FM, Boston

October 17, 2022 - "Across New England, a Group Is Working to Find—and Save—Native Plants," Connecticut Public Radio

October 6, 2022 - "Proportionality: The Northeast Native Plant Primer, with Uli Lorimer," Cultivating Place, NSPR

September 12, 2022 - "Consider This: Want to Help the Planet? It Might Be Time to Rethink Your Lawn," WBUR-FM

August 22, 2022 - "Want to Help the Planet? Rethink Your Lawn," WBUR-FM

July 6, 2022 - "Planting 1,000 Wildflowers to Restore a Biodiversity Hotspot on Martha's Vineyard," WBUR-FM

June 14, 2022 - Review: The Northeast Native Plant Primer, Ecological Landscape Alliance/Resources

May 25, 2022 - "Perennial Favorites: Native Wildflowers that Will Attract Pollinators and Praise," Boston Globe

May 16, 2022 - "Eastern Native Annuals with Uli Lorimer," podcast with Margaret Roach,

May 1, 2022 - "A New Book Helps Gardeners Choose Plants that Benefit Wildlife, and by Extension, Us," Portland (ME) Press Herald

February 17, 2022 - "Biodiversity Matters II: Conserving Plant Diversity," Cultivating Place, North Country Public Radio

Rare Plant Research and Recovery

Our status reports, recovery plans, and other resources

  1. This page contains three documents related to Flora Conservanda, plus recovery plans for 117 of New England's rarest plants. Open the corresponding green dropdown box to view and download files.
  2. State of the Plants technical report
  3. State of the Plants brief report
  4. 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. State of the World's Trees report, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (2021)
  2. Conserving Plant Diversity in New England (2021), a comprehensive strategy and mapping tool, by Native Plant Trust and The Nature Conservancy
  3. "Saving Plants as the Climate Changes," summary of Conserving Plant Diversity, excerpted from Native Plant News (Fall/Winter 2021).
  4. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (2022)
  5. Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II (2018), Chapter 18: Northeast
  6. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (2018)
  7. Open Space Institute Climate Guide (for land trusts)
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