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Saguaro Census Result 2023

Saguaro Census Result 2023

Desert Botanical Garden’s Saguaro Census recorded 3,670 saguaro observations across metro Phoenix in May with the support of Valley residents and volunteers, expanding its total number of observations to more than 19,000 since the project’s launch in 2022. As of June...
How Desert Botanical Garden is Helping Saguaros Under a Hotter Climate

How Desert Botanical Garden is Helping Saguaros Under a Hotter Climate

Meet the next generation of saguaros. In a small square pot, 100 black seeds are scattered across a sandy bed. Several of them have already sprouted into seedlings. The seedlings are only a few millimeters in size, resembling green jelly beans with a spiky head. The...
Plant Care Tips During Extreme Heat Wave

Plant Care Tips During Extreme Heat Wave

Consistent weeks of record-breaking high temperatures is stressful for many plants. Despite best efforts to keep plants alive, many will begin to see symptoms of heat and drought stress. Leaves, fruit, flowers, bark, wood and roots may be damaged. Different plant...
Saguaros Under Stress

Saguaros Under Stress

Saguaros are Arizona’s unique icons however, their ubiquitous presence in urban landscapes might be at risk. In recent years, there’s been increased reports of fallen or ill saguaros across the Phoenix metro area. Although the ultimate causes might not yet be...
Saguaro Census Result 2023

Urban Saguaro Census Returns May 2023

Desert Botanical Garden will hold its second annual urban Saguaro Census during the month May to document more saguaros throughout the Phoenix metro area, as well as monitor the ones that were recorded last year. Valley residents and volunteers can participate and...
 
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