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Auburn University hosts joint meeting of Georgia and Alabama Plant Conservation Alliances

Published: 05/08/2014

The Georgia and Alabama Plant Conservation Alliances met jointly for the first time May 1-2, on the Auburn campus. The meeting highlighted local efforts toward addressing plant conservation issues in both Alabama and Georgia and featured guest speakers from Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance and the Auburn University Donald E. Davis Arboretum. Participants also toured the Davis Arboretum where many native azaleas and other native plant species were in bloom, as well as the John D. Freeman Herbarium, which is housed in the Auburn University Museum of Natural History. The meeting culminated with a trip to Wadley, Ala., where attendees explored the plant life on a granite rock outcrop.

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