A very old pair of highbush blueberries

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
June 30, 2020

A very old pair of highbush blueberries

Flowers of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

The Explorers Garden is filled with the greatest hits of the Arnold Arboretum and its history of bringing magnificent woody plants from around the northern hemisphere to Boston. Showstoppers abound at every turn: the two oldest Franklin trees (Franklinia alatamaha) on the planet (accessioned in 1905), the large patch of royal azaleas (Rhododendron schlippenbachii, some […]

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Black Lives Matter

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
June 16, 2020

Spectacular spruce cones in spring

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 17, 2020

Finding a stigma (in a haystack)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 3, 2020

Leaves have teeth too

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 18, 2020

Elms flowers are very busy (and beautiful)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 5, 2020

As good as gold (well better actually)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 28, 2020

Red and silver maples, and their hybrid in flower now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 22, 2020

Winter bark II: Snakebark maples in all of their glory now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 15, 2020

Winter bark II: Snakebark maples in all of their glory now

Acer pensylvanicum moosewood maple 563-2008*A

Maples, members of the genus Acer, are an amazingly diverse set of species. New Englanders may conjure up visions of sugar maples (Acer saccharum), silver maples (A. saccharinum), red maples (A. rubrum), and box elders (A. negundo). Hopefully, the striped (snakebark) maple (A. pensylvanicum) also comes to mind. This native of the northeastern U.S. is […]

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Winter bark I: Winged

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 9, 2020