Merry Christmas!!

The collection campaign of 2012 has nearly drawn to a close.  The list of species below describes the samples collected this year.  We will be adding Cupressus nootkatensis from the British Columbia Forest Service and Thuja plicata from Yellowpoint Propagation when the final processing of their seeds is complete and they are able to send us the discards.

The third x-ray round yeilded no new findings of infested seeds, but it did reveal three more potential larvae in the infested sample of Juniperus virginiana from New York Botanical Gardens when we x-rayed the remaining cones from the original sample.

This week marks the end of my contract with the project, so any questions should be forwarded to Jean-Noel.Candau@nrcan.gc.ca, otherwise you might just be waiting an awful long time for a reply!  This project has taught me that there is always more going on than we think.  I never even knew about the Megastigmus ‘world’ until summer 2011 and now I am the woman who buys decorative pinecones, cannot resist the urge to examine them for signs of chalcid parasitisation, and enthusiasticly proclaims to the world that she found exit holes in some of the seeds still remaining in the cones.  I would have missed that joy had I not stopped to look.  Take time to slow down and look for the holes in the lives of those around you that maybe, just maybe, you can help to fill. 

Merry Christmas 🙂

Ashley

2012 Samples

  • Callitropsis nootkatensis – New York Botanical Gardens
  • Calocedrus decurrens – University of California at Davis Arboretum
  • Chamaecyparis lawsoniana – DorenaGeneticResourceCenter
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis – University of Guelph Arboretum
  • Chamaecyparis obtusa – New YorkBotanical Gardens, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, QuarryhillBotanical Garden
  • Chamaecyparis pisifera – New YorkBotanical Gardens, University of Guelph Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Chamaecyparis thyoides – Holden Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, North Carolina Botanical Gardens, New York Botanical Gardens, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Cryptomeria japonica – University of California at Davis Arboretum, New York Botanical Gardens, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Cupressus arizonica – University of California at Davis Arboretum, Wilbur D. May Arboretum, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Cupressus bakeri – Holden Arboretum, University of California at Davis Arboretum, New York Botanical Gardens, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Cupressus chengiana – QuarryhillBotanical Garden
  • Cupressus duclouxiana – QuarryhillBotanical Garden
  • Cupressus himalaica – QuarryhillBotanical Garden
  • Cupressus formosana – QuarryhillBotanical Garden
  • Cupressus goveniana – University of California at Davis Arboretum
  • Cupressus nootkatensis – Sannich Forestry Centre, Holden Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Cupressus sempervirens – Boyce Thompson Arboretum
  • Juniperus ashii – Fort WorthBotanic Garden
  • Juniperus ×pfitzeriana – New York Botanical Gardens
  • Juniperus chinensis – New YorkBotanical Gardens, Wilbur D. May Arboretum, University of Guelph Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Juniperus communis – Kalmalka Forestry Centre, University of Guelph Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Juniperus ‘Emerald Sentinal’ – Holden Arboretum
  • Juniperus formosana – New York Botanical Gardens
  • Juniperus ‘Grey Owl’ – Holden Arboretum
  • Juniperus horizontalis – New YorkBotanical Gardens, University of Guelph Arboretum, PancakeBayProvincialPark
  • Juniperus occidentalis – Wilbur D. May Arboretum
  • Juniperus pingii – QuarryhillBotanical Garden
  • Juniperus rigida – New York Botanical Gardens
  • Juniperus sabina – University of Guelph Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Juniperus scopulorum – Kalmalka Forestry Centre, USDA-NRCS Bridger Plant Materials Center, University of California at Davis Arboretum, University of Guelph Arboretum
  • Juniperus sp. – Fort WorthBotanic Garden
  • Juniperus squamata – University of Guelph Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Juniperus virginiana – Longwood Gardens, North Carolina Botanical Gardens, University of California at Davis Arboretum, New York Botanical Gardens, Wilbur D. May Arboretum, University of Guelph Arboretum, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides – Holden Arboretum, LongwoodGardens, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Platycladus orientalis – Holden Arboretum, New York Botanical Gardens, University of Guelph Arboretum, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
  • Sequoia sempervirens – University of California at Davis Arboretum
  • Taxodium distichum – Holden Arboretum, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, University of California at Davis Arboretum, New York Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Thuja occidentalis – New York Botanical Gardens, University of Guelph Arboretum, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Thuja plicata – Sannich Forestry Centre, New York Botanical Gardens, British Columbia Forest Service, Mount Newtwon Seed Orchard – TimberWest, Beaver Creek Seed Orchard
  • Thuja standishii – University of Guelph Arboretum
  • Thujopsis dolabrata – Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 
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