Advice on preserving leaves

Char A Bezanson bezanson at STOLAF.EDU
Thu Sep 30 17:46:43 EST 1999

One easy way to preserve pressed leaves that allows for more handling than
an herbarium specimen is to laminate them.  Many print centers can do
this, or you can get an inexpensive "pouch" laminator from companies such
as USI of Madison, CT, 1-800-243-4565.  

Char A. Bezanson (bezanson at
School Nature Area Project
St. Olaf College
Northfield,  MN  55057

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On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, j. Gregory Barton wrote:

> Hello:
> Does anyone know the best way to preserve leaves? I use them in my artwork.
> I know how to press them but is there a way to preserve them so that are
> more malleable and flexible? I've heard that they can be soaked in
> something, do you know what?
> Any advise appreciated.
> --
> j. Gregory Barton
> jgregorybarton at

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