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Re: Plants for the midwest

> Did they reply?  did they give reason for these actions?

It was a while back.  But no, there was no response.  

I suspect that it's because they were moving away from their more 
environmental mission to trying to draw in more visitors for revenue.
In the past few years they've built a new visitor's center, children's
playland, etc. and opened the place up for picnics, bicycling, etc.

Nobody pays money to come visit a taxonomist.

The fact is, I think they're riding on the reputation and research work
that was done in the past fifty years.  All of their new plant introductions
are plants that were planted 20+ years ago from seeds.  Now they don't seem 
to be doing as much seed collecting and breeding and are just planting 
stock from other nurseries.

They seem to be in tight with T&Z Nursery, which, coincidentally,
is owned by the son of Anthony Tyznik who was the Morton's landscape
architect for many many years.


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