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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman is among the scientists calling for cities to seek a balance between keeping people safe and allowing access to urban parks and green spaces. Read more in The New York Times.