The browns of winter

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 9, 2019

A season of learning and growth

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
December 5, 2019

A season of learning and growth

Children examine fungi

“I can’t believe we learned so much in just a few minutes!” —Elementary school student visiting the Arboretum This fall, the Field Study Experiences at the Arnold Arboretum—our educational outreach programming for pre-school and elementary school students—expanded in all domains: more new guides, more new Boston Public School classrooms participating in the programs, and more […]

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The turkeys of Harvard

by Colleen Walsh for the Harvard Gazette
November 27, 2019

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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Golden larches never disappoint

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 18, 2019

The marvelous maples

by Jacob Grossman, Putnam Fellow
November 17, 2019

Don’t forget about plants after the leaves fall

by Benjamin E. Goulet-Scott and Jacob S. Suissa
November 6, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

by Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture
October 29, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

path work Bussey Hill

As beautiful autumn days filled with bright sunshine and colorful leaves rapidly come to a close, the Arboretum horticulture crew works hard throughout November to prepare for winter. It’s easy to imagine the Arboretum’s large landscape that is filled with trees, shrubs, and vines makes for many leaves falling and covering the ground at this […]

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Arboretum shares nature learning with kids for 35 years

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 22, 2019

Arboretum shares nature learning with kids for 35 years

Field Study Experience visit to North Woods

Thirty-five years ago, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University began offering free programs for elementary school students called Field Study Experiences (FSE), opening the gates of nature and science to thousands of Boston Public School (BPS) children. The initiative—launched in 1984 with a request from the Boston schools to local museums to help enhance the […]

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Walkways to biodiversity

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 22, 2019