Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980
Alternate Title: Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) on Bussey Hill with the State Laboratory complex in the background
Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- )
Bussey Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library in 1970, and retired in 2012 as Horticultural Research Archivist. Sheila’s visionary leadership brought the library and its collections into the digital age. Along with creating and curating the Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum in 1984, Sheila supervised renovations to the Hunnewell Building in 1993, and wrote New England Natives, a defining book about the Arnold Arboretum and the trees of the New England.
At the turn of the 20th century Charles S. Sargent contracted Walter Siehe, a German-born botanist living in present-day Turkey, to make collections of Cedar-of-Lebanon (Cedrus libani) from populations that represented greater cold-hardiness than the current specimens growing in the Eastern United States.
Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is The Arnold Arboretum Tree of the Month for November 2019.
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