Finding a stigma (in a haystack)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 3, 2020

Life in the Landscape: Great Horned Owls

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
April 30, 2020

Lilac Sunday Canceled for 2020

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 30, 2020

Lilac Sunday Canceled for 2020

Postcard of Lilac Collection from the Arnold Arboretum

Annual spring event will not be held to promote safe social distancing on Mother’s Day   In keeping with CDC and Harvard COVID-19 guidelines for large gatherings, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is canceling Lilac Sunday 2020. All formal activities such as tours, family crafts and science, and performances scheduled for Sunday, May 10 […]

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How to save summer 2020

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 27, 2020

Why the Arboretum remains open

by John Laidler, Gazette Correspondent
April 23, 2020

Roving rove beetles at the Dana Greenhouses

by Christine Ventura, Living Collections Fellow
April 22, 2020

How plants adapt to climate change

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 21, 2020

How plants adapt to climate change

Al Kovaleski clips one-year-old growth from a red maple tree

Researchers at Arboretum studying maple trees and ‘cold hardiness’ Q&A with Arboretum scientists Jake Grossman and Al Kovaleski on climate change and what it means for maple trees By Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist   This year’s dramatically fluctuating temperature cycles from seasonably cold days to atypically warm stretches and back again has affected […]

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Leaves have teeth too

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 18, 2020

A curatorial check-up with the Class of 2018

by Kathryn Richardson, Curatorial Assistant
April 16, 2020

A curatorial check-up with the Class of 2018

Each year our curation staff complete a comprehensive review of all the plants accessioned two years before (in this case, 2018)—just to triple check that no information was missing, nothing was misspelled, and that all loose ends were tied. You may ask “Why 2018 when this is an annual review? Why the two-year gap?” Simply […]

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Keep parks open. The benefits of fresh air outweigh the risks of infection.

by William (Ned) Friedman, Joseph G. Allen, and Marc Lipsitch
April 13, 2020