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Arboretum in the Harvard Gazette

A clever exhibit at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, designed by Graduate School of Design Professor Rosetta Elkin, is bringing organic beauty out of the shadows. Her installation highlights the root system of a white poplar. more »

Harvard biologist Elizabeth Wolkovich is studying wine grape phenology and changes that might be needed in a warming world. more »

Scientist Peter Del Tredici collaborated with artist Teri Rueb on a mobile sound tour of Bussey Brook Meadow. more »

In the Hunnewell Building is the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, whose books, papers, and photographs ― stored near living collections of many of the same plants they describe ― draw scholars from around the world. more »

The Gazette spoke with Arboretum officials about the recent arrival of the emerald ash borer. more »

The Arnold Arboretum celebrates a successful collaboration with the U.S. government to prevent tree destruction by the invasive Asian longhorned beetle. more »

Despite this year’s long winter and slow-warming spring, Harvard experts say that climate change hasn’t gone on hiatus. Long-term evidence indicates that spring in Boston has begun coming weeks earlier over the last century. The Gazette spoke with Elizabeth Wolkovich, a recently appointed assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, about spring’s arrival, climate change, and nature’s life cycles. more »

Despite the dormant appearance of the trees, the Arnold Arboretum isn’t waiting for spring, as pruning, mowing, research, and planning continue to move ahead at full speed. more »

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Qi Ling, William Friedman, and Xinquan Zhao at Chendu
Ragged Mountain by Tom Morgan
Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
Bark by Michael Wojtech
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