The NPGS Ash Project
Above images courtesy of Patrick Breen, Horticulture Department, Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR
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The NPGS Ash Conservation Project is a group effort, involving many individuals, agencies and institutions. We would like to thank and recognize our past (and future) donors and collectors. Their help has been invaluable in building our seed collections. The following donors and collectors have consented to be acknowledged here and are willing to share contact information and their advice and experiences with those interested in making additional ash seed collections.

Mark Widrlechner began this project in 2007 at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Widrlechner has recently retired from the USDA. The project's first point of contact is now Jeff Carstens. Dr. Widrlechner's new contact information is posted for your reference. This information is subject to change. (Posted: 07-OCT-2011)

NPGS Ash Conservation Project Coordination

 Jeff Carstens  Jeff Carstens, Agricultural Science Research Technician
 Email:  North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station
 Phone: 515-294-3454  1305 State Ave.
 Biographical  Ames, IA 50014

 New Contact Information:

 Mark Widrlechner, Retired from USDA  Mark Widrlechner, Horticulturist
 Email:  Department of Horticulture
 Phone: 515-520-3881 (for urgent matters)  Iowa State University
 Biographical  (ISU will be updating)  Ames, IA 50011

NPGS Ash Conservation Project Donors and Collectors


 Mark H. Brand  Mark H. Brand, Professor of Horticulture
 Email:  Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
 Phone: 860-486-2930  University of Connecticut
   1376 Storrs Road
   Storrs, CT 506269-4067


 Kunso Kim  Kunso Kim, Head of Collections and Curator
 Email:  The Morton Arboretum
 Phone: 630-719-2435  4100 Illinois Route 53
   Lisle, IL 60532-1293


 David Horst  David Horst, Horticulturist
 Email:  Bickelhaupt Arboretum
 Phone: 563-242-4771  340 S 14th Street
   Clinton, IA 52732-5432


 Jason J. Griffin  Jason J. Griffin, Associate Professor
 Email:  Kansas State University
 Phone: 316-788-0492  John C. Pair Horticultural Center
   1901 East 95th Street South
   Haysville, KS 67060-8351


 Chuck Penney  Chuck Penney, Soil Conservationist
 Email:  USDA-NRCS Belfast Field Office (Waldo County)
 Phone: 207-338-1964  266 Waterville Road
   Belfast, ME 04915-1224

Maryland   (three contacts)

 Kevin Conrad  Kevin Conrad, Curator
 Email:  Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository
 Phone: 301-504-5196  Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit
   U.S. National Arboretum
   10300 Baltimore Ave.
   Building 010A, Room 233
   Beltsville, MD 20705

 Karen Williams  Karen Williams, Botanist
 Email:  USDA-ARS National Germplasm Resources Lab
 Phone: 301-504-5421  10300 Baltimore Ave
   Building 003, Room 329C
   Beltsville, MD 20705

 Edward (Ned) Garvey  Edward Garvey, Botanist
 Email:  USDA-ARS National Germplasm Resources Lab
 Phone: 301-504-7511  10300 Baltimore Ave
   Building 003, Room 329B
   Beltsville, MD 20705


 Michael Dosmann  Michael Dosmann, Curator of Living Collections
 Email:  The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
 Phone: 617-384-5769  125 Arborway
   Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Minnesota   (two contacts)

 Andrew David  Andrew David, Associate Professor
 Email:  Department of Forest Resources
 Phone: 218-327-4521  North Central Research and Outreach Center
   University of Minnesota
   1861 Highway 169 East
   Grand Rapids, MN 55744

 Egon Humenberger  Egon Humenberger, Assistant Scientist
 Email:  Department of Forest Resources
 Phone: 218-327-4523  North Central Research and Outreach Center
   University of Minnesota
   1861 Highway 169 East
   Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Missouri   (two contacts)

 Matthew Albrecht  Matthew Albrecht, Plant Conservation Ecologist
 Email:  Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development
 Phone: 314-577-0262  Missouri Botanical Garden
   P.O. Box 299
   St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

 Scott Woodbury  Scott Woodbury, Curator
 Email:  Whitmire Wildflower Garden
 Phone: 636-451-3512 ext. 6078  Shaw Nature Reserve
   P.O. Box 38
   Gray Summit, MO 63039

North Carolina

 Quentin Read  Quentin Read
 Email:  1424 Acadia Street
 Phone: 919-323-0071  Durham, NC 27701


 Anthony S. Aiello  Anthony S. Aiello, Director of Horticulture and Curator
 Email:  Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
 Phone: 215-247-5777 ext. 137  9414 Meadowbrook Ave.
   Philadelphia, PA 19118