Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 9, 2018

Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984

Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984

Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984 Alternate Title: Hunnewell Building in the snow with a fallen Japanese Umbrella Pine (Sciandopitys) Photograph by Gary Lee Koller Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 1984 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Gary Koller was Managing Horticulturist and Supervisor of […]

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Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery 1849-2008

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2018

Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery 1849-2008

Green Oasis in Brooklyn

Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery 1849-2008 by John Rousmaniere,‎ with photography by Ken Druse This special account of a special institution uncovers one of America’s most bucolic but least known historic sites – a classic rural cemetery located in Brooklyn, New York, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After describing […]

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The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2018

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape

The Blue Garden

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape by Arleyn A. Levee This richly illustrated book tells the story of the creation, decline and renewal of an iconic Newport garden. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and constructed under the Olmsted Brothers’ exacting supervision between 1910 and 1913, the Blue Garden in its heyday was […]

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Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 1, 2018

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966 Alternate Title: Meadow Road in the snow near the Linden (Tilia) Collection Photographer unknown Meadow Road, Linden Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States January 1966 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Commonly called linden, lime, and basswood, Tilia are mostly large, deciduous […]

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Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 29, 2018

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Volunteer training, Arnold Arboretum, 1991 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 11, 1991 Volunteers are essential to the Arboretum’s educational mission of fostering knowledge and appreciation of life science and the natural world. We offer a variety of great opportunities interact with the living […]

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On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 22, 2018

On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

Snowy mountaintop

[China (Yunnan)] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China July 8, 1922 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia from 1920 until 1949 collecting plants for various institutions including the U.S. […]

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The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 15, 2018

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

Wooden skyscraper

Wooden Skyscrapers Framework (pictured here), a 12-story mixed-use tower that will soon rise in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. When it’s finished (likely in 2019), it will be the country’s tallest human-occupied all-wooden structure. Although U.S. building codes generally bar wooden structures more than 85 feet tall, the federal government has recently promoted research into building […]

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A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 12, 2018

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard by David Foster An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected. Full of surprises, bedecked with gorgeous photographs and maps, and supported by unprecedented […]

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Thoreau and the Language of Trees

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 12, 2018

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 11, 2018

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, 1980

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, 1980

Snow Scenes, winter, tracks in the snow, ca. 1980 Photograph by Boston Review, Boston, MA, United States [1982] Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Conifer Collection of the Arnold Arboretum is comprised of 567 gymnosperm taxa (or kinds) […]

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