Botany Blasts Encourage Observations of Changing Climate

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 12, 2016

Botany Blasts Encourage Observations of Changing Climate

Botany Blast Series Tree Spotters

Recording details about when plants flower or leaf out (phenology) may not seem like a momentous undertaking at first glance, but when aggregated, this data can reveal much to scientists about how plants are faring in our changing climate. In order to better observe, appreciate, and understand trees and their life cycles, it helps to […]

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Boston educators discover twigs

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
January 11, 2016

Boston educators discover twigs

Kyle talks about twigs

A slight mist did not prevent Boston Public School educators from venturing out into the Arboretum landscape the past Saturday, January 9th to observe and learn about twigs and trees during winter. Arboretum Arborist Kyle Stephens gave a brief overview of twig morphology at the start of the workshop, sharing his own insights into what he […]

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Head banging bees

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
December 15, 2015

Wild Ambition at the Arboretum

by Alvin Powell for The Harvard Gazette
December 1, 2015

Arboretum donation boxes burglarized

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 25, 2015

Arboretum donation boxes burglarized

donation box

Three donation boxes located on the grounds of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University were broken into and burglarized on Monday night, November 23. One or more individuals vandalized boxes near the Arboretum’s Arborway Gate, on Meadow Road, and near the Centre Street Gate. Police believe perpetrators cut the locks off the boxes using a saw […]

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New solar panels bring renewable energy to Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 16, 2015

New solar panels bring renewable energy to Arboretum

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As a leading institution for deepening understanding and appreciation of plants, horticulture, and biodiversity, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has been a longtime proponent of environmental sustainability. In addition to cutting edge research on climate change and its impact on plant life and ecosystems conducted at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building, the Arboretum […]

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Boston Educators Explore All Things Birds

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
November 12, 2015

Boston Educators Explore All Things Birds

Arboretum educators bird watching

On Saturday, November 7, Boston educators spent the morning exploring birds and beaks. Longtime volunteer Bob Mayer led teachers on a walk around the Arboretum, explaining how to recognize birds by their shape, coloring, and size. He also shared tips on how to use environmental clues and bird behavior to help identify the bird species. […]

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Giant Pumpkins

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
November 2, 2015

Climate test for forests

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 23, 2015

Reproductive isolation

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 15, 2014