New York City has banned the cultivation of botany plants, with the first two licenses issued by the state government.
The New York Botanical Garden, an organization founded by botanist John Howard, will be issuing the licenses in two batches, one for the cultivation and one for collection.
The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation will be handling the licensing.
“New York is making a decision to end the ban on botany,” said state Commissioner of Environmental Protection Dan Calabrese.
According to Calabresey, botany will be allowed for a year in the New York state nursery but the ban will not be extended to nursery plants in the state’s agricultural districts.
A spokeswoman for the state department of environmental conservation told CNN that botany is still an acceptable plant for the nursery program, but only if it is used for research.
The Botanical Gardens of New York has more than 3,000 botanicals and the botanical gardens of New Jersey have more than 4,000.
In Washington, the state botanical garden has about 6,000 plants.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo and other officials have called the move a first step in the fight against the growing threat of botanical pests.
The New Jersey State Garden said in a statement the ban “is a first for New Jersey, and is the first in a series of similar measures taken across the country to curb the spread of the pest that is becoming increasingly difficult to control.”
In January, California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order allowing the state to prohibit the cultivation or collection of botanical plants in public gardens and parks, in addition to prohibiting the use of any part of the botanically valuable plants in food production.
The decision was opposed by several other states, including Hawaii, which is home to a large population of the endangered and endangered species.
In 2016, the White House issued a directive stating that it would ban the commercial cultivation of plants that have been historically or currently protected, including botanics.
The move sparked a firestorm of criticism from botanists who argued that the president was ignoring the best interests of all plants, not just the plants most commonly used in agriculture.
A botanical plant, botanical collection, botanica, or collection botanical is a collection of a single plant species that contains all of the plant species of a given genus.
It can be a single species, or multiple species.