As David Mays walked through the snow-covered Central Woods at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University last month with one thing on his mind: saving the planet and the species that live on it. As he passed red oaks and eastern white pines, smelling the needles and touching the bark from around the temperate world, […]
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. Hopkins, […]
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»
Thirty-five years ago, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University began offering free programs for elementary school students called Field Study Experiences (FSE), opening the gates of nature and science to thousands of Boston Public School (BPS) children. The initiative—launched in 1984 with a request from the Boston schools to local museums to help enhance the […]
With the flip of a switch, the Arnold Arboretum and the City of Boston illuminated a new chapter in their 137-year partnership, celebrating the latest advancement of their shared vision for a more sustainable future.
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. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
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.
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. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.