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Tree mobs in October delve into tree-fungi relationships, seven-sons flower (rare if not extinct in its native habitat), and the fruits of autumn.
Propagator Jack Alexander shares his years of experience in propagating trees and shrubs from seeds and cuttings. 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.
Ecologies in Flux
In this dialogue, three prominent botanists, Peter Del Tredici, John Silander, and Bryan Connolly, will discuss the ecological impacts of exotic plants in both urban and suburban communities. The panelists will present different viewpoints on the various roles that plants play in these altered ecosystems and how human values and aesthetics influence biodiversity. Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman will moderate this dynamic conversation. Register »
Forests: Then and Now
UMass Professor Paul Barten will speak about the formation of the Catskill Forest Preserve and its importance in the conservation movement a century ago and today. Horticultural technologist Brendan McCarthy, a UMass forestry graduate, still raves about Barten’s lectures more than a decade after graduating. Register »
America’s Founding Fruit
What would we lose if we lost the American cranberry? Susan Playfair delves into the historical importance of this food source, its use as a tool in fighting various forms of cancer, and what might happen to this New England icon as the climate changes. Register »