Next Tree Mob™ -
3:00pm, November 1, 2016

Tree Mob™! At the Arnold Arboretum

Radishing, Simply Radishing
Vegetables are good for humans, but can trees benefit from them as well? This summer and fall, the Arboretum experimented with growing radishes, perhaps a first since Benjamin Bussey farmed this land in the early 1800s. Living Collections Fellow Jenna Zukswert will speak about the reasons for planting a taproot crop among our trees and whether there will be more veggies in the Arboretum’s future. Meet in the walnut collection at Acc. # 1181*D, Juglans nigra, on Valley Road across from the Centre Street Gate on Tuesday, November 1 at 3:00pm.

Read about and view a video of our recent goat mob, if you missed it.

Parking: Park on Bussey Street (no tires on the side walk, please) and enter through the Bussey Street Gate. Follow Hemlock Hill Road to Valley Road towards the Centre Street Gate. (Centre Street Gate is closer, but has limited parking.)

Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and walk left to the Arboretum’s Washington Street Gate. Follow Blackwell Footpath to South Street. Cross South Street and reenter the Arboretum. Follow the road to the intersection and continue on Valley Road. Signs will be posted.

Join us for a Tree Mob™!

What’s a Tree Mob™?

Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Experts share little-known facts about our living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations. A Tree Mob may attract a small group or a large gathering—we won’t know until it takes place. Join us in the landscape and discover something new.

What can I expect?

Plan to spend approximately 30 minutes learning about an interesting component of our collection. You can then continue your exploration of the Arnold Arboretum on your own. Tree Mobs are time, date, and location specific.

How does it work?

We will communicate about Tree Mobs by various means (see below). Using mobile technologies, such as a smartphone with location-awareness enabled, you will be able to navigate to the event location. You can also view and print a map we will provide with the day’s Tree Mob location on our website. With directions in hand, proceed to the designated meeting place to participate in our experiment for spontaneous learning.

How can I be notified?

  • Link to Tree Mob on your mobile device.
  • Sign up or manage email notification.
  • Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
  • Keep an eye on our website.
  • Scan this QR code with your mobile device.