Chickadees, from egg to airborne

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
June 20, 2018

2017 Annual Report published

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 19, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 2

by Guest Writer: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, Artist and Author
June 11, 2018

Insects prefer yellow

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
June 11, 2018

Insects prefer yellow

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Every spring and summer, I keep an eye out for species whose flowers regularly change color, typically from yellow to red. This is especially evident among the buckeyes and horse-chestnuts (Aesculus) where just-opened flowers will have prominent splotches of yellow (to attract insect pollinators) that change to red (upper image; Aesculus turbinata, Japanese horsechestnut; 219-35*A) over the […]

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A partnership for plants

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
June 8, 2018

A partnership for plants

Corylus fargesii

I recall my first visit to the US National Arboretum in November of 2001. I was a Putnam Fellow working with Peter Del Tredici (then Director of Living Collections and now Senior Research Scientist Emeritus), and we were attending the annual meeting of the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC). NACPEC is a loose confederation […]

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China’s flowers, 1922-1949

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 4, 2018

What’s blooming?

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
May 31, 2018

Material interests

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 30, 2018

Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 25, 2018

Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

Marjorie Lundgren

Dr. Marjorie Lundgren, a postdoctorate research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, won a British Ecological Society Small Research Grant of £4875 (about $6,525) for her project “Manipulating source-sink relationships to understand perenniality” in Brachypodium grasses, in collaboration with Professors David Des Marais of MIT and Barry Logan of Bowdoin College. Congratulations Marjorie!

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Housework for nesting birds

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
May 24, 2018