Acer sacchrum, fall, Faxon Pond, 1936
Alternate Title: Faxon Pond with Sugar Maples (Acer sacchrum) in fall color and the Shrub Collection in the background
Faxon Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Faxon Pond is named in honor of long-time staff member Charles Edward Faxon (1846-1918). Beginning in 1882, he spent the majority of his career at the Arnold Arboretum as Assistant Director in charge of the library and herbarium until his death in 1918.
Leaves are already turning in the Living Collections. Across from the Hunnewell Building, you can see our Acer rubrum ‘Schlesingeri’, a cultivar of Red Maple [Accession 3256*A] coming into fall foliage, and September has only just begun.
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