Next Tree Mob™ -
April 16, 2015
Join us as we repot one of our oldest and largest dwarf potted plants in the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection. Bertha, as she is fondly called, was started in 1787 as a seedling in Japan. She was purchased from the Yokohama Nursery Company by the Honorable Larz Anderson and brought to his Brookline, MA estate in 1913. A Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chabo-hiba’ or compact hinoki cypress, Bertha moved a few miles east to the Arnold Arboretum in 1949. On April 16, bonsai specialist Glenn Lord will shift Bertha (Acc. #892-49*A) into a new pot. Meet in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden at 1:30 pm to watch the repotting of this 228-year-old specimen. Read more about the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection.
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.