Next Tree Mob™ -
6:00pm, May 3, 2016

Old Plants tree circumference
Tree Health and Safety

It can be difficult to determine when a tree becomes a safety hazard, but there are telling signs that inform our arborists’ judgment in the care of the living collections. Head Arborist John DelRosso will speak about damage caused by recent storms and how his team gives their best effort to keep Arboretum trees as healthy and safe as possible. Meet at Acc. # 12560*C Acer saccharinum at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 3 on Meadow Road.

Parking: Park along the Arborway and enter at the Arborway Gate. Walk past the Hunnewell Building on Meadow Road to the large silver maple.
Public Transportation: Take the T to Forest Hills. Exit the upper level of the station and cross South Street. Turn right on South Street and head uphill, parallel to the exit ramp, to the Forest Hills Gate. Enter the Arboretum via the Forest Hills Gate and walk toward the ponds. Turn right on Meadow Road (allow 15 minutes). Or take the #39 bus and make your way to the Arborway Gate at 125 Arborway.

See map for gate locations.

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.