Seville Farms Rehomes Half a Million Plant Specimens

When the University of Louisiana at Monroe needed to find a new home for an herbarium of nearly half a million native-Louisiana plant specimens, Fort Worth’s Botanical Research Institute of Texas excitedly raised its hand.

The problem?

How do you easily move a delicate collection of plant specimens hundreds of miles across Louisiana and Texas—and in the heat of summer?

Seville Farms to the rescue. After all, we’re all about plants, aren’t we?

We donated the climate-controlled transportation and the holding costs—involving freezing the collection to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit—to ensure no transfer of insects and safe transfer of the collection from Monroe to Fort Worth.

To read more about this adventure of nearly half a million plants, watch NBC 5 News’s coverage and check out this article on the story from KERA News.

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