Bussey Brook valley with American Beeches (Fagus grandifolia) in the foreground
Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) American, English
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
January 24, 1924
Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It is not an overstatement to credit Wilson with bringing Eastern Asian botany, history, and culture to widespread interest in western society, nor to exaggerate the introduction of thousands of Asian plant species to western gardens.
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