Tree mobs in October delve into tree-fungi relationships, seven-son flower (rare if not extinct in its native habitat), and the fruits of fall. Details »
Join Ranger Hilary Clark for a tour exploring the role that artists played in early conservation efforts. Details »
Anthropologist Darren Ranco speaks about an interdisciplinary effort making use of sustainability science and drawing from Wabanaki forms of diplomacy to influence state and federal responses to the emerald ash borer, and prevent the demise of the ash trees that are so central to Wabanaki culture. Details »
The Arnold Arboretum is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.
American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
Eric Rutkow, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University
Thursday, November 6, 7:00–8:30pm, Hunnewell Building
Author, lawyer, and historian Eric Rutkow digs deep into American history to show how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the country’s rise as both an empire and a civilization. He will share stories set in New England and beyond, in which trees—as symbols of liberty, community, and civilization—are perhaps the loudest silent figures in America’s complicated history.