We would like to thank all those who have inspired us to develop this web page. This includes Peter Schut and Andy Bootsma at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and many people who have had inquiries about the new Plant Hardiness Zone map.
John Valleau of Heritage Perennials/Valleybrook Gardens, www.perennials.com/index.html has been particularly generous with his time, providing feedback, plant lists, contacts and responding to information requests.
A special thanks to Susan Meades, botanist and taxonomist, for her painstaking effort at checking taxonomy and her support for the plant hardiness project. Check out the Northern Ontario Plant Database.
As this page evolves we will further acknowledge our participants and partners.
At time of updating, we have received data and/or support from the following individuals and organizations:
The Dawson Creek & District Horticulture Club in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. An active club with up to 80 members located in an agricultural community. The club is responsible for ten public gardens. The gardens serve as an enhancement as well as being demonstration gardens that show what will grow in the area.
Rob Guthrie, University of Guelph Arboretum, www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum
Alberta Ecological Site Data, Resource Data Branch, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta.
Zoltai, S.C.; Siltanen, R.M.; Johnson, J.D. 2000. A wetland data base for the western boreal, subarctic, and arctic regions of Canada. Nat. Resour. Can., Can. For. Serv., Northern Forestry Centre., Edmonton, Alberta. Inf. Rep. NOR-X-368.
C. G. Davidson, S. M. Enns, R. J. Enns and L. Dyck. Prairie Regional Trials for Woody Ornamentals 1959 - 2001. Morden Research Station, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada.
Canada's National Forest Inventory Program, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service. http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/climate-change/13111
Ecological Land Classification Program, Ontario Terrestrial Assessment Program, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Linda Hewlett, Devonian Botanic Garden, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada www.discoveredmonton.com/devonian
Louis R. Iverson, Ph.D., Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 359 Main Road, Delaware, OH 43016 www.fs.fed.us/ne/delaware/4153/4153.html
Michael Jennings, University of Idaho, U.S. GAP Analysis Project http://www.gap.uidaho.edu/
MUN Botanical Garden, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. www.mun.ca/botgarden/
Paul Jenkins, Wildflower Farm www.wildflowerfarm.com/index.html
Vincent Gerardin and Guy Joulicour, Quebec natural heritage data centre, Service de la conservation de la flore et des milieux naturels, Direction du patrimoine écologique et du développement durable, Ministère de l'Environnement du Québec.
Many individual gardeners have also shared their personal experiences/data with us.
Thank you for your support and interest!
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