Conifers, fall, yew, 1925
Alternate Title: Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata densa) in the Conifer Collection
Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English)
Yew Collection, Conifer Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
November 19, 1925
A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library.
Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It is not an overstatement to credit Wilson with bringing Eastern Asian botany, history, and culture to widespread interest in western society, nor to exaggerate the introduction of thousands of Asian plant species to western gardens.
In addition to the many thousands of plant, cultural, and landscape images he brought back from Asia, Wilson was also a prolific photographer of the Arnold Arboretum grounds and indeed the entire New England landscape. Our Visual Archives include historical landscape images of The Arnold Arboretum, in addition to Ernest Henry Wilson’s New England Trees.
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