At the base of Hemlock Hill, hugging Bussey Brook, are a series of large eastern hemlock trees, Tsuga canadensis (map). As always, their deep shade is welcome on a hot summer day. Carefully step into the understory and look down. You will see clusters of small white to pinkish shoots (upper images) emerging from the […]
Although most of our trees have long since bloomed, Tetradium danielli is currently exploding in color. Its multitude of beautiful white flowers in turn attract thousands of bees, explaining its common name, the “bee-bee tree.” Since Tetradium danielli is native to east Asia, the majority of the North American bees discovered its sweet nectar relatively […]
2018 DaRin Butz Intern Matthew Fertakos was selected as a 2019 Undergraduate Research Prize (URP) recipient by ASPT for his work on North American chestnuts with Dr. Wendy Clement at the College of New Jersey and Dr. Elizabeth Spriggs, Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow.
Un misterio persiguió a Darwin hasta sus últimos días. ¿Cómo habían surgido las flores? ¿Cómo se habían dispersado y diversificado tan rápido? ¿La naturaleza daba saltos? De ser así toda su teoría podía estar en peligro. Esto y muchas otras cosas sobre ese “misterio abominable” lo podéis encontrar en el artículo basado en el trabajo de William Friedman.
Recently the Arnold Arboretum hosted fifteen youths and two program leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team Summer Program. Operated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy with support from Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, the program employs Boston resident teens (ages 15-18) who work 25 hours per week for six weeks involving park […]
When was the last time you closely observed nature for a while? When was the last time you saw children doing the same? Playing ball, running around or having a picnic doesn’t count. A vast majority of children living in urban areas—as well as the adults who teach them—have little connection to nature on a […]
Each summer, a small group of students and rising professionals is selected to join our horticulture, propagation, and curation teams at the Arnold Arboretum as part of the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. This paid opportunity offers those interested in pursuing plant- and landscape-related careers an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable experience in caring for […]