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Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 22, 2016

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

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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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Family Walks

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 21, 2016

Family Walks

Head Start Family StoryWalk

Family Walks Arboretum Staff and Arboretum Volunteers Saturday, July 16, Sunday, August 21, Sat. Sept. 17, Sat. Oct. 1, 11:00am-Noon Location: Hunnewell Building Discover the Arboretum on guided walks especially for families. Each walk will highlight different plants and natural phenomena while developing observational skills in children. One adult can bring a maximum of three […]

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Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open House

by Donna Tremonte
August 18, 2016

New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
August 13, 2016

New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants

wild blueberries Stephanie Whitney

New England Society of Botanical Artists: The Art of Woody Plants July 8 –  October 11, 2016 Location: Hunnewell Building With 150 members, the New England Society of Botanical Artists (NESBA) brings a strong, artistic presence to the Arnold Arboretum this summer. Thirty-three works are exhibited ranging from watercolor to pastel. The Society has recently shown […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
August 11, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum 2016 Hunnewell Interns

2016 Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Project Rockery Revelations Thursday, August 11 at 3:00pm The Arboretum’s 2016 Isabella Welles Hunnewell Interns just completed their group project, an annual requirement for our horticultural training program. This year’s project focused on the outcrops of puddingstone along Valley Road known as the Rockery. Their assignment was to propose development […]

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Seeking fresh faces to join our Volunteer Program

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
July 29, 2016

Seeking fresh faces to join our Volunteer Program

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Do you love… Spending your weekends outdoors? Having conversations with new people? Learning new things about the natural world? Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum! Join our Interpreter Program. Learn about the fascinating world of plants and Arboretum history. Be trained to effectively engage with visitors one-on-one or in small groups. Help people explore the landscape. […]

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Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Dog Days of Summer

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
July 27, 2016

Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Dog Days of Summer

Jen Kettell 2016

Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Dog Days of Summer Jen Kettell,Arborist and Horticultural Educator 1 Session: Wednesday, July 27, 6:30–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building When the dog days of summer hit, many of us are faced with water bans that limit our ability to water our lush gardens. We find ourselves carefully monitoring the water level in […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

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

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring Instruments

Atmospheric Nitrogen Pollution in Urban Ecosystems Nitrogen emissions from electrical power plants, automobile exhaust and fertilizer applications are the major sources of nitrogen deposition in rain and snow onto ecosystems of the northeastern United States. Small amounts of nitrogen deposition can serve as fertilizer and stimulate productivity of plants. However, high rates of atmospheric deposition […]

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A Walk on the Wild Side

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
July 23, 2016

Free Fun Fridays

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
July 22, 2016

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Fridays! 1 Session: Friday, July 22, 10:00am-3:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building and the whole Arboretum! Come to the Arboretum on July 22, 2016 and enjoy FREE activities from 10am to 3pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program. At the Arboretum, enjoy free activities like sticks and stuff construction, water coloring, […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

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

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

Bumble bee by Callin Switzer

Pollinators Present Pollinators are necessary for around 1/3 of the food that humans eat. Over 300,000 species of plants rely on animals for pollination services. Pollinators come in many sizes and shapes — birds, bats, moths, butterflies, flies, and of course, bees. During this tree mob with researcher Callin Switzer, who studies interactions between plants and pollinators, […]

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Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
July 14, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

White Leaved Maple by Chase Mason

Enigmatic Acer cappadocicum Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ (Acc. # 442-36*B), with its blond canopy rising above others in the maple collection, catches your eye as you stroll down Bussey Hill Road and look across the rosaceous collection. This curious tree, a cultivar of Coliseum Maple accessioned in 1936, has been experiencing rather dramatic summer leaf bleaching […]

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