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Weld Hill Solar Power Project “switch-throwing”
Read more about the project in the Harvard Gazette. See our press release [pdf] on the project and its significance to the sustainability and renewable energy goals of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, and the City of Boston. The slideshow shares images from our Weld Hill Solar Project “switch-throwing” event on September 12, 2019. Read about the celebratory event in the Harvard Gazette.
Previously in the News
December 13, 2019
This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with Phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard.
November 20, 2019
In a historic collaboration, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University welcomed Chinese botanists from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) on a joint expedition to the Appalachian Mountains to collect seed from North American plants to grow in scientific plant collections in China. Harvard Gazette»
September 25, 2019
An Arboretum workshop with Climate Creatives founder Susan Israel on Saturday, September 28 offers a community forum on how individuals can move in creative ways on climate change.
September 13, 2019
At a “switch-throwing” ceremony at the Weld Hill Research and Education Building, officials from Harvard University, the city of Boston, and the greater community celebrated the completion of the Arboretum's newest and largest renewable energy project and the push for carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
August 29, 2019
Collaborating with biocontrol scientists at the University of Rhode Island, the Arboretum is employing new research and a Ukrainian moth to fight the invasive black swallow-wort.
July 26, 2019
Time, knowledge, and experience help the bonsai and penjing collection at the Arnold Arboretum grow and thrive as living works of art.
July 19, 2019
Donations from two local businesses are a considerable contribution to the environmentally sustainable composting program the Arboretum tailors to the needs of its collections.
June 21, 2019
The Arboretum and the forest-like landscape of its linden collection provided the perfect setting for the Boston Ballet to shoot a promotional spot for its season opener, 'Giselle' and its ghost-filled, romantic milieu of medieval Germany.
May 17, 2019
Boston Public School students discover nature through Field Study Experiences, a unique model that emphasizes hands-on learning in small groups.
May 14, 2019
Arboretum Gardener Nima Simimi will receive a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Harvard Extension School, culminating a 10-year journey focused on identity, culture, and scholarship.
May 13, 2019
The Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden is an apt stand-in for Pemberley as Actors' Shakespeare Project brings a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel to the Arboretum landscape on June 23.
April 25, 2019
At Weld Hill, the Arboretum is constructing its third and largest solar project, with nearly 1,300 solar panels bringing renewable energy to its advanced research and teaching facility.
April 15, 2019
A major NSF grant to enhance research, teaching, and public information on topics related to biological diversity has been awarded to Robin Hopkins .
March 25, 2019
Chris Morgan’s “Transitions: Winter into Spring,” on display through May 5, uses large-scale digital photography to explore the change of seasons at the Arboretum.
February 21, 2019
For three years now, master’s degree candidates in Field Methods and Living Collections, led by Rosetta S. Elkin and the Arboretum’s William “Ned” Friedman, have used social theory and a methodology that examines plant evolution, morphology, built neighborhoods, and landscape design to address “plant blindness”—the human tendency to take plants for granted, reducing them to a green fuzz in the background.
November 1, 2018
The Arnold Arboretum and its trees from around the globe doubled as a Paris park for a scene filmed by Columbia Pictures for its take on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 “Little Women.”
October 23, 2018
More than 1,000 people were in attendance as the Arnold Arboretum's rolling landscape and Fujiko Nakaya’s climate-responsive fog sculpture set the stage for a twilight performance of Shakespeare's famed political thriller, Macbeth.
October 12, 2018
The Arboretum's rich collections of Forsythia and Ginkgo have received national accreditation by the Plant Collections Network, the seventh and eighth genera to be so recognized.