Hybrid tulip tree prevails!

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 15, 2020

Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 15, 2020

Preparing for a drier future

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 1, 2020

Preparing for a drier future

Jed and Emma install automated system in the Explorers Garden

Major donor-funded initiative to safeguard collections from prolonged drought by Jon Hetman, Associate Director of External Relations and Communications   What does it take to grow and sustain Harvard’s tree museum for research, horticulture, and education in the twenty-first century? Since becoming director in 2011, William (Ned) Friedman has become increasingly concerned with this question, […]

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A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 1, 2020

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

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The Arnold Arboretum serves humanity as a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of the plant kingdom. The Horticultural Library contributes significantly to this mission, stewarding a research collection of some 25,000 volumes on botany, horticulture, urban forestry, and more. The Library also houses the Arnold Arboretum Archives, which preserves and shares the Arboretum’s […]

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Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 29, 2020

Diana Oh’s CLAIRVOYANCE: Tree Planting Installation at the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 27, 2020

The Lilacs of the Arnold Arboretum: A Season of Bloom

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 10, 2020

Most people hate weeds. This botanist loves them.

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 8, 2020

Most people hate weeds. This botanist loves them.

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Peter Del Tredici is a world expert on ginkgo, but what interests him most these days are weeds, or what he calls “spontaneous urban vegetation.” Learn more about his work in this field, including thoughts about his book on the topic Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast, in a segment on WBUR’s Earthwhile with Barbara Moran.

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Lilac Sunday Canceled for 2020

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 30, 2020

Lilac Sunday Canceled for 2020

Postcard of Lilac Collection from the Arnold Arboretum

Annual spring event will not be held to promote safe social distancing on Mother’s Day   In keeping with CDC and Harvard COVID-19 guidelines for large gatherings, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is canceling Lilac Sunday 2020. All formal activities such as tours, family crafts and science, and performances scheduled for Sunday, May 10 […]

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How to save summer 2020

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 27, 2020