Next Tree Mob™ -
April 24, 2015
Every day is Arbor Day at the Arnold Arboretum, but we thought we’d celebrate National Arbor Day by publicly planting a tree. Join us as we add Magnolia stellata (Acc. #393-2008*B) to the collection of magnolias that adorn the Hunnewell Lawn. We will discuss the provenance of this plant, settle it into its new location, and learn about proper care for a newly planted specimen. And finally, we will fasten on the official identification tag to this specimen that we hope thrives for a century or more. Don’t miss this mob or the sight of the Arboretum’s rich magnolia collection, now in full bloom. Gather on the Hunnewell Lawn at 1:00pm on Friday, April 24.
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.