Frederick Law Olmsted
Olmsted 150

Celebrate the anniversary of Olmsted’s 1865 Yosemite Report and its vision for America's national parks on August 9.

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Introduction to Bonsai
10:00am, August 22, 2015 Adult Education
Glen Lord speaks about the history or dwarf potted plants and how to create and care for them. Participants will take home a tropical plant to maintain as a bonsai.
Tree Mob™!
6:00pm, July 29, 2015 Tree Mob
Japanese knotweed is a problematic invasive perennial, but it is also edible...and brew-worthy. Learn more at this week's tree mob.
Phloem and plant ecology
July 2015 Research News
As lead author in a review article in Plant, Cell, and Environment, Jessica Savage, Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow, highlights current research on phloem and the importance of its physiology in plant ecology. abstract »
Olmsted’s design concepts for more than seventy public park projects are depicted through sketches, studies, lithographs, paintings, historical photographs, and comprehensive descriptions.
Crocker Snow, Jr.'s Muskeget Island
July 20, 2015 The Nantucket Chronicle
Muskeget Island comprises 250 acres of sand, American beach grass, bayberry, Rosa rugosa, wild flowers, low Eastern red cedar, and seemingly endless snarls of poison ivy.