New life for old trees

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
April 3, 2020

Everyday Nature Tasks: Outdoor fun and learning

by Jamaica Plain News
April 2, 2020

Visiting the Arboretum safely and responsibly

by Nima Samimi, Arboretum Gardener
March 31, 2020

Spring reboot for autumn’s harbinger

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
March 30, 2020

Spring reboot for autumn’s harbinger

schlesinger red maple

Last week, after digging them from our in-ground nurseries, the Arboretum’s horticulture staff planted some 100 balled-n-burlapped trees throughout the collections. A cadre of crabapples (Malus spp.) on Peters Hill, a jumble of Juglans microcarpa (the little walnut from the Great Plains) on Weld Hill, and even a pitch of pines (Pinus spp.) in the […]

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As good as gold (well better actually)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 28, 2020

Frost flowers

by Christine Ventura, Living Collections Fellow
March 24, 2020

Red and silver maples, and their hybrid in flower now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 22, 2020

Winter bark II: Snakebark maples in all of their glory now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 15, 2020

Winter bark II: Snakebark maples in all of their glory now

Acer pensylvanicum moosewood maple 563-2008*A

Maples, members of the genus Acer, are an amazingly diverse set of species. New Englanders may conjure up visions of sugar maples (Acer saccharum), silver maples (A. saccharinum), red maples (A. rubrum), and box elders (A. negundo). Hopefully, the striped (snakebark) maple (A. pensylvanicum) also comes to mind. This native of the northeastern U.S. is […]

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Winter bark I: Winged

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 9, 2020

Was Darwin first? Kind of depends

by Al Powell for the Harvard Gazette
March 6, 2020