Natural History

Historian Andrea Wulf offers two lectures on the history of plant science and plant exploration, October 5 and 6.

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LC Fellowship

Seeking Living Collections Fellow to support initiatives for horticulture, curation, and plant production.

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Magnolia sieboldii
Image Search

Search historical and contemporary images of accessioned plants with our new image database.

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What's New

Tree Mob™!
1:00pm, October 7, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
Jack Alexander and Tiffany Enzenbacher will show some of the fruits, nuts, and seeds that are in line to become a new generation of Arboretum plants and speak about preparing for propagation.
On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple
September 30, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
Curator of Living Collections Michael Dosmann writes on his collecting trip to China, where he and colleagues searched for the paperbark maple.
Plant exploration in China
September 15, 2015 Morris Arboretum
With colleagues from Beijing Botanical Garden, the Morton Arboretum, and the Morris Arboretum, Michael Dosmann is currently on expedition in China documenting paperbark maple (Acer griseum) across its natural range and studying its genetic diversity.
Climate test for forests
September 18, 2015 Harvard Gazette
Arboretum researchers are examining whether the earlier arrival of warm weather will clash with genetic programming tuned to lengthening days and the duration and depth of winter cold.