Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs
August 26, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
On August 19, a great blue heron was attacked and killed by off-leash dogs near the Arboretum ponds. The incident underlines the importance of leash laws designed to ensure the safety of public spaces.
Seeking strange flowers
September-October 2015 Harvard Magazine
During his three-year expedition through China's southwestern provinces, Joseph Rock collected 20,000 specimens for the Arnold Arboretum; some, such as the Beijing lilac (Syringa pekinensis), still bloom nearly a century later.
Girls in STEM visit the Arboretum
August 20, 2015 Arnold Arboretum
Last Friday, the Arnold Arboretum was excited to host a visit by young women in the Girls in STEM program at Minuteman Career and Technical High School.
Defining parks for the social good
August 9, 2015 Boston Globe
One hundred and fifty years ago, Frederick Law Olmsted outlined ideas for creating national parks at Yosemite and the nearby Mariposa Sequoia Grove in California.
Check trees for signs of Asian longhorned beetle
August 4, 2015 USDA-APHIS
Since its discovery in the U.S. in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) has caused the loss of over 130,000 trees. August is a time of peak emergence for the beetle and has therefore been declared ‘Tree Check Month' by the USDA.