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

First day of winter – time for a walk in the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 23, 2019

First day of winter – time for a walk in the Arboretum

On this official first day of winter, I wish all of you the best for the season and hope you will include time on the grounds of the world’s most magnificent garden of trees, the Arnold Arboretum! Pictured are just a few of the perfectly ordinary reminders of the extraordinary beauty of nature: the single […]

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The browns of winter

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 9, 2019

Golden larches never disappoint

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 18, 2019

Hunting magnolia fruits at the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 20, 2019

My quest for a great winged elm for the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 16, 2019

My quest for a great winged elm for the Arboretum

winged bark

On Saturday, I joined the Arnold Arboretum collecting expedition in the northwest corner of Georgia. Here, the low mountains are covered with some of the richest diversity of woody plants anywhere in North America. In addition to Andrew Gapinski (Head of Horticulture), Sean Halloran (Plant Propagator), and Jared Rubinstein (Living Collections Fellow), we were joined […]

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A beautiful parasite

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
August 19, 2019