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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 26, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

Kent Field Meadow

Meadow Management Wednesday, September 28, 3:45pm Kent Field, the grassy meadow that spreads out below the Conifer Collection, provides important habitat for birds, small mammals, and pollinators. Over the past several years, the Arboretum’s horticulture crew (and even staff at an all-staff work day) has been increasing the number and variety of perennial wild flowers […]

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Bumblebee behavior

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 23, 2016

Bumblebee behavior

Callin Switzer

Some flowers release pollen out of small pores in the anthers. Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens Cresson) coax this pollen out by vibrating their bodies (buzz pollination or sonication). In research published in Apidologie, Callin Switzer and colleagues observed bumblebees in the urban environment of the Arboretum, the rural environment of the Concord Field Station and in the greenhouse. They found that they alter their sonication behavior depending on which plants they visit and the environmental conditions. abstract »

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DIRECTOR’S LECTURE SERIES: Camille Parmesan

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 20, 2016

DIRECTOR’S LECTURE SERIES: Camille Parmesan

Camille Parmesan with Net

Responses to Anthropogenic Climate Change: Predicting the Future Requires Knowing the Past Camille Parmesan, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University, UK, and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin 1 Session: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building Camille Parmesan’s work focuses on the impacts of climate change on wildlife, from field […]

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Framework Trees of New England

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 20, 2016

Framework Trees of New England

Oaks and Beeches

Framework Trees of New England Karen Sebastian, ASLA, Landscape Architect 6 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 18, 25, 6:30–8:30pm; and 2 Saturday field trips, October 15 and October 22 Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham Explore the history, changes in composition, and ecology of the New England forest from the Ice Age through European […]

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Fall Foliage Celebration

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 20, 2016

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

Woodturners 2016_Ben Natale

Location: Hunnewell Building An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners October 22-October 23, 2016 with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5:00-7:00pm Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20 Woodturning: […]

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Collections Up Close: The Explorers Garden

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Collections Up Close: The Explorers Garden

A glimpse of the Explorers Garden.

Explorers Garden Sunday, October 16, 1:00–3:00pm Discover the amazing plant diversity and delve into the unique history of the Explorers Garden. This nearly three-acre site rests in a microclimate just below the summit of Bussey Hill and has proven to be a perfect testing ground for plants collected during expeditions as well as rare and […]

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Arboretum Guided Tours

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Arboretum Guided Tours

HowManyTrees_DirectorsBlog5-Oaks Summer 2010

Experience the Arboretum in a new way–take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617 384-5209. Location: Hunnewell Building, […]

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Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House

by Donna Tremonte
September 18, 2016

From Seed to Tree

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 17, 2016

From Seed to Tree

Hunnewell Intern, Jehane Samaha (left), learns the more traditional transplanting method of ball-and-burlap digging from horticultural technologist Rachel Brinkman. Jehane and Rachel have just finished tying-up the root system of this Picea neoveitchii (318-2001*A), which will be moved from the nursery at the Dana Greenhouse to its permanent home in the conifer collection.

From Seed to Tree Dana Greenhouses’ Staff First Tuesday of the month, May through October, 1-1:45pm Location: Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Did you know that almost all of the plants in the Arboretum begin their lives in the Dana Greenhouses? Get a behind-the-scenes look of the greenhouse growing process, from seed to sprout to seedling to […]

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