Centennial wings

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
December 20, 2019

Tree habit

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
December 10, 2019

Tree habit

Magnolia acuminata in winter showing decurrent growth habit.

Sometimes trees get a bad rap. There’s the Whomping Willow of Harry Potter fame, the trees in Snow White’s terrifying Dark Forest, and our very own cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata, 15154*D), which was recently described as grumpy, gnarly, and foreboding by several participants of Saturday’s Arboretum for Educators program. The topic was tree architecture and the […]

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A season of learning and growth

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
December 5, 2019

A season of learning and growth

Children examine fungi

“I can’t believe we learned so much in just a few minutes!” —Elementary school student visiting the Arboretum This fall, the Field Study Experiences at the Arnold Arboretum—our educational outreach programming for pre-school and elementary school students—expanded in all domains: more new guides, more new Boston Public School classrooms participating in the programs, and more […]

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Copper copse

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
November 27, 2019

Fall groundwork

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
October 31, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

by Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture
October 29, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

path work Bussey Hill

As beautiful autumn days filled with bright sunshine and colorful leaves rapidly come to a close, the Arboretum horticulture crew works hard throughout November to prepare for winter. It’s easy to imagine the Arboretum’s large landscape that is filled with trees, shrubs, and vines makes for many leaves falling and covering the ground at this […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 6

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 15, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 6

Staff from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and colleagues from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium are embarking this fall on a plant collecting trip in the Appalachian Mountains region, the conservation partnership’s first expedition in North America in its 30-year history. Our intrepid explorers—Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, Propagator Sean Halloran, and Living […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 5

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 10, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 5

Sean records associated plant species at Cherokee National Forest

Staff from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and colleagues from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium are embarking this fall on a plant collecting trip in the Appalachian Mountains region, the conservation partnership’s first expedition in North America in its 30-year history. Our intrepid explorers—Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, Propagator Sean Halloran, and Living […]

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Modern oak

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
September 30, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 4

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 27, 2019