Be An Engineer!

by Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, Children’s Education Fellow
November 15, 2017

Watch Arboretum Research Talks LIVE online

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
October 26, 2017

Watch Arboretum Research Talks LIVE online

Jacob Suissa

The Arboretum is pleased to announce that you now have a choice in how you watch Arboretum Research Talks. Starting on Monday at 12:10pm, you can attend a talk in person or you can watch live on the Arboretum’s YouTube channel. The live stream video is entitled “Arnold Arboretum Live Stream” (and is visible only when a live stream is in progress.) Research talks dive deep into the data and are free and open to the public.

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Arboretum Launches Plant Image Project “TreeVersity”

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 22, 2017

Arboretum Launches Plant Image Project “TreeVersity”

Treeversity Grid

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is preparing to share more details than ever before about its 15,000 collected plants. The best part—you can help make it happen! This fall, the Arboretum launches TreeVersity, a citizen science project designed to collect information on some 20,000 images […]

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An International Network of Trees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 18, 2017

An International Network of Trees

Amanda Gallinat monitors fruit ripening

Each year we witness the seasonal schedules of plants—when they flower, fruit, and unfurl and drop their ‌leaves—in our gardens, parks, and wild areas. The details of these schedules are vitally important to pollinators, herbivores, and frugivores, and to horticulturists, farmers, landscape architects, and ecologists. Even so, we know surprisingly little about the phenology (or […]

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Summer Institute Participants Build a Plant From Bottom to Top

by Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, Children’s Education Fellow
August 31, 2017

Summer Institute Participants Build a Plant From Bottom to Top

Teachers Mimic Tree Architecture

How is a tree put together and how does it grow? How do plants build cells out of thin air? How do those cells build discrete structures with specific functions? From August 21-24, 2017, twenty teachers of grades Pre-K through six, many of them classroom teachers and/or art, media, and several science specialists, came together […]

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Austin Garner awarded fellowships

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 23, 2017

National Phenology Network Showcases Arnold Arboretum Tree Spotters

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
August 14, 2017

Tracing the Evolution of Form and Function

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 11, 2017

Tracing the Evolution of Form and Function

Viewing wood anatomy

As a pioneering botanical institution with nearly 150 years of observed data on plants and their development, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has long championed the study of the formal attributes that distinguish plant species from one another. With an advanced center for plant research now within sight of the collections at Weld Hill, […]

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Reconstructing the ancestral flower

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 7, 2017

Reconstructing the ancestral flower

Kristel Schoonderwoerd

The early evolution of flowers remains something of a mystery. As part of her Master’s research, Kristel Schoonderwoerd, PhD Candidate in the Friedman Lab, joined a large international team to reconstruct the ancestral flower based on DNA and floral characteristics of known flowers. The results are published in Nature Communications. more» abstract»

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Phenology and wine grapes

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 2, 2017