A Continuing Legacy of Conserving Plants

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

A Continuing Legacy of Conserving Plants

Conservation at the Arnold Arboretum

Dedicated to stewardship and discovery, the Arnold Arboretum advances conservation programs as a priority. Founding Director Charles Sprague Sargent set the stage as author of the Forestry Census of 1884, a groundbreaking document in the formation of US conservation policy. Sargent also initiated the Arboretum’s pioneering work in plant exploration, extending global reach to our […]

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First day of winter – time for a walk in the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 23, 2019

First day of winter – time for a walk in the Arboretum

On this official first day of winter, I wish all of you the best for the season and hope you will include time on the grounds of the world’s most magnificent garden of trees, the Arnold Arboretum! Pictured are just a few of the perfectly ordinary reminders of the extraordinary beauty of nature: the single […]

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Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
December 6, 2019

A Mission Born and Sustained by Philanthropy

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
December 1, 2019

A Mission Born and Sustained by Philanthropy

DigDeeper Philanthropy

The Arnold Arboretum is a public-private partnership of the City of Boston and Harvard University, but derives all funding from past and present philanthropy. Founded through the bequests of farmer Benjamin Bussey and whaling merchant James Arnold, the Arboretum blossomed through important contributions like the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection and the extensive book collections of […]

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Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 15, 2019

Pioneering plant exploration and collection

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 24, 2019

Pioneering plant exploration and collection

Dig deeper plant exploration

Through nearly 150 years of plant exploration, the Arnold Arboretum has assembled its renowned living collections. Responding to global change and habitat destruction, the Arboretum is building on its legacy by accelerating efforts to collect, preserve, and study biodiversity through the Campaign for the Living Collections. This year, Arboretum staff journeyed to Japan in spring […]

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Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 4, 2019

Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

Ned Friedman at P4K

William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, is among the featured guests and plenary lecturers at The Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival in San Sebastián, Spain. Professor Friedman delivered a lecture entitled “Who dicovered evolution” at the collective celebration of learning and curiosity, […]

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