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Harvard reaches landmark greenhouse gas reduction goal

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
December 9, 2016

Habla Español? Check out Director William (Ned) Friedman’s take on the importance of protecting and preserving plants

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 30, 2016

Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 29, 2016

Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

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Two of four goats leased by the Arnold Arboretum for weed and invasive plant control in its Peters Hill landscape were attacked by an off-leash dog that jumped over their electrified enclosure Wednesday afternoon. The goats survived the attack but sustained injuries, and have been removed from the Arboretum for veterinary treatment. The dog was […]

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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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The evolution of plant life history strategies

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 15, 2016

From leaf to itch

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 7, 2016

What’s the buzz

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 2, 2016

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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2016 Putnam Fellow announced

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
July 14, 2016

2016 Putnam Fellow announced

Kasia Zieminska

Kasia Zieminska was awarded an Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellowship. Kasia received her PhD in 2014 from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia where she worked with Mark Westoby and Ian Wright. At the Arboretum, Kasia will be studying the relationship between diversity in anatomical structure and water storage mechanisms and how this relationship influences plant biodiversity and ecological strategies. She will be focusing on ~25 diverse species in the Arboretum. Congratulations Kasia!

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Complexities in soil food webs

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
July 11, 2016

New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 24, 2016

New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

Rosanne Healy

In a newly published study, Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and colleagues detected eight truffle species (genus Tuber), including a brand new species previously unknown to science, in the root communities of some of our trees. To honor the location of its discovery, the truffle has been named Tuber arnoldianum. abstract » Boston Globe »

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The Plant Prospectors

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
June 17, 2016