Apply now through February 10 for the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program, and explore collections management this summer at the Arnold Arboretum.
November 30, 2016 Arnold Arboretum
The leafless months provide an opportunity to fully appreciate the branching patterns of trees.
Harvard reaches landmark greenhouse gas reduction goal
December 9, 2016 Harvard University Sustainability
Through the cooperation of students, staff, and faculty, Harvard University has met a goal set in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016. Energy conservation strategies at the Arboretum contributing to this university-wide goal include the installation of solar arrays at two Arboretum facilities and the use of geothermal wells for heating and cooling Weld Hill.
Boston Educators Examine Tree Architecture
December 5, 2016 Arnold Arboretum
Andrew Gapinski teaches Boston area educators about tree architecture and the factors that influence growth habits.
Gleditsia in the Arboretum
December 3, 2016 Ned Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum has two wonderful clusters of honey locust trees (genus Gleditsia); one on the west flank of Peters Hill, and the other appropriately embedded in the legume (pea family) collection next to Rehder Pond. Now is a great time to literally see the (pea pod-like) fruits of these trees' labors, hanging (or on the ground) from the otherwise naked branches.
Introducing young teachers to the outdoor classroom
November 22, 2016 Children's Programs
Each fall and spring the Arboretum hosts Early Education majors from Boston University School of Education. Coming with their professor, Dr. Nermeen Dashoush, these students may find the woods as novel as a first grader would.
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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is largely self-financed, funding its programs in botanical research, education, and horticulture through a private endowment built and maintained by past and present philanthropy.