The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is sponsored and coordinated by The Morton Arboretum in cooperation with American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. This international initiative offers four levels of accreditation, recognizing arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity and professionalism. Accreditation is based on self-assessment and documentation of an arboretum’s level of achievement of accreditation standards. Standards include planning, governance, labeling of species, staff or volunteer support, public access and programming and tree science, planting and conservation.
“The ArbNet accreditation is truly encouraging for staff and volunteers of the Kalmthout Arboretum. It’s a fantastic feeling to belong to the extraordinary group of accredited arboreta that will strengthen our international links and enhance collaboration and the sharing of knowledge,” said Abraham Rammeloo, curator and director of Arboretum Kalmthout. “To the province of Antwerp, this accreditation demonstrates that the decision to safeguard this unique property and tree collection was right.”
More information is available at www.arbnet.org