About Arboretum Plant Records
The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is home to over 1000 different plant species. This site has been created by an
Arboretum docent to help keep track of those plants – their names and locations as well as other attributes. This data is stored in an online database that is available to the public for viewing and can be updated by authorized individuals. You can search this plant data to learn what’s in the Arboretum's gardens and can view more detailed information for each plant by simply clicking on its built-in link to Google. This site also provides
maps of the Arboretum that can be used to interactively list plants in individual garden beds.
Not all plants in the Arboretum have been entered into the plant database. Nevertheless, the plant lists on this site provides a fairly good view of what is growing the Arboretum. The currency and completeness of this site’s plant records is dependent on the availability of volunteers to enter the appropriate data.
This site has been created and is currently being maintained by an Arboretum docent who can be reached at the email shown on the bottom of this page. The software and data on this site is free and available to the public. Email LWAF docents at email@example.com if you have any specific questions regarding Arboretum plants and check the Arboretum's website for docent-led tours.
An Overview of Website Features
The software that runs this website is called the “Accession Application” or "Accession App" for short. It is a general purpose, web-based system that provides online access to information about Lake Wilderness Arboretum plants. Plant information is entered via online forms and reports. New plant records and be added and existing records can be revised or deleted. The system also provides an import and export capability using a spreadsheet compatible format (comma-separated-values). Security is provided so that the public can view plant records, but only authorized users may update records. At the click of a button plant labels can be generated, plants images can be shown, and standard reports can be created.
Accession Application features include:
The Lake Wilderness Arboretum Accession Application is currently hosted on Dreamhost.
It uses a MySQL database running on MySQL version 5.6. The code
is written in PHP. A maintenance manual is provided online providing
more detailed information about the application code and its operating environment.