US cities are losing 36 million trees a year

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 12, 2020

Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Finding new land-management lessons in old ways

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 23, 2020

Finding new land-management lessons in old ways

Lead study author Wyatt Oswald conducts a pond coring research study at Lily Pond in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.

Finding new land-management lessons in old ways Historical view reshapes beliefs about what was done before and after European colonization by Clarisse Hart, Harvard Forest Communications Harvard Gazette, January 20, 2020 Research was conducted along the coast from Cape Cod to Long Island. A new study led by archaeologists, ecologists, and paleoclimatologists at Harvard and […]

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Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 12, 2019

Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting

John Kost, left, and Barry Johnson, citizen foresters for the nonprofit group The Greening of Detroit, plant a tree in the Osborn neighborhood in Detroit in 2016. Photo by Carlos Osorio/AP.

Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting Detroiters were refusing city-sponsored “free trees.” A researcher found out the problem: she was the first person to ask them if they wanted them. by Brentin Mock for CityLab A landmark report conducted by University of Michigan environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor in 2014 warned of the “arrogance” of […]

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PlantSnap! where nature takes root

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 7, 2019

PlantSnap! where nature takes root

Plantsnap! mobile application

PlantSnap where nature takes root American Public Gardens Association is excited to announce the official debut of a new partnership with plant identification app, PlantSnap. This new initiative will help build the most comprehensive database of plant photos in the world by empowering garden visitors to become citizen scientists in their own communities. PlantSnap gives […]

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5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

Drumlin Farm crop manager Matt Celona hand waters a row of Swiss Chard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use by Miriam Wasser for EarthWhile, WBUR The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out with a new report Thursday examining how land use contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. The report, Climate Change and Land, is the second […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 1, 2019

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform

Lewis Hine, Play Ground in Tenement Alley, Boston, 1909

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform June 20 – September 15, 2019 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Hostetter Gallery Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform examines how landscape architects and photographers advocated for social reform in the development of Boston, New York, and Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Using city plans, […]

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Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 3, 2019

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

Pterocarya stenoptera. Arboretum Aubonne, Switzerland

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae Since 2015 an extension of the Project Zelkova has been elaborated in order to explore and protect other genera and families of relict trees. The main focus is put on the genus Pterocarya and on the family Juglandaceae. The genus Pterocarya has six extant species with similar disjunctions as in […]

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Leafing through Glass Flowers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 22, 2019

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 5, 2019

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug by Jeremy Hobson and Serena McMahon for WBUR The deep freeze that has descended on the Midwest is causing problems for millions of people. It’s also bad news for an invasive species that’s been wiping out ash trees across the upper Midwest: the emerald […]

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