Goethe in the Garden
May 21, 2016 Ned Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
As Goethe observed, redbuds produce flowers directly out of old woody trunks and branches. The key to their spring floral display is that the flowers thus cover the entire tree, not just the newly emerged distal shoots. That, coupled with the fact that peak flowering in redbuds precedes the expansion of leaves, makes for a spectacular display!
Beth Forrestel awarded NSF Fellowship
May 2016 Research News
Elisabeth Forrestel was awarded a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology for Interdisciplinary Research Using Collections. Working in the Wolkovich Lab, Beth will focus on the response of winegrapes to climate changes. Congratulations Beth!
Colorful Conifer Cones
May 14, 2016 Ned Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
This wonderful droopy tree (in the dwarf conifer collection) has the distinction of producing some of the most unusually colored young cones I have ever seen on a conifer. Think raspberry and lemon sherbet...