When the Trees Become the Teacher

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
January 15, 2020

When the Trees Become the Teacher

Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist at the Arnold Arboretum, holds needles from an eastern white pine in the Central Woods of the Arnold Arboretum for Boston Day and Evening Academy student Andres Lerner to smell during observational fieldwork for a special outdoor biology class held there in December. Image by Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard University.

As David Mays walked through the snow-covered Central Woods at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University last month with one thing on his mind: saving the planet and the species that live on it. As he passed red oaks and eastern white pines, smelling the needles and touching the bark from around the temperate world, […]

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Researcher receives grant to study how plants choose mates

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
December 13, 2019

Researcher receives grant to study how plants choose mates

Robin Hopkins and Samridhi Chaturvedi

This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with Phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard.

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Chinese botanists hit trail with Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 20, 2019

Chinese botanists hit trail with Arboretum

Holcomb Creek Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest in Rabun County, Georgia.

In a historic collaboration, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University welcomed Chinese botanists from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) on a joint expedition to the Appalachian Mountains to collect seed from North American plants to grow in scientific plant collections in China. Harvard Gazette»

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Using art to inspire action

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
September 25, 2019

A flip of the switch to mitigate climate change

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
September 13, 2019

A flip of the switch to mitigate climate change

Weld Hill Solar Dedication

At a “switch-throwing” ceremony at the Weld Hill Research and Education Building, officials from Harvard University, the city of Boston, and the greater community celebrated the completion of the Arboretum’s newest and largest renewable energy project and the push for carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

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Fighting flora with fauna

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
August 29, 2019

Perfection in miniature

by Alvin Powell for the Harvard Gazette
July 26, 2019

It takes a community to make compost

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
July 19, 2019

Boston Ballet dances the night away

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
June 21, 2019

A Worm Named Peanut

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
May 17, 2019