Tree Mob™

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Tree Mob™!: Hamamelis Happens

 

Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Thursday, March 5, 3:00pm
Location: Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Acc. # 50-2019*A

 

We’ve been enjoying witch hazel blooms since January however March is when our Hamamelis sp. collection truly makes its presence known. A concentration of wavy and curling petals in shades of red, orange, yellow, and maroon induces us to admire. When we inevitably bring our noses close, we experience a variety of delicious scents. Gather on Meadow Road at Acc. # 50-2019*A Hamamelis mollis 'Iwado' at 3:00pm on Thursday, March 5. Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski will showcase one of his favorite Arboretum collections.

 

Parking: Park along the Arborway near the Arborway Gate. Enter through the Arborway Gate and follow signs to the destination on Meadow Road.

 

Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and go to the right. Walk uphill on the sidewalk that parallels the Arborway down ramp. Continue until you reach the Forest Hills Gate (approximately a 5 minute walk). Enter through the gate, walk to the ponds and turn right on Meadow Road. Or take the 39 Bus to South and Sedgewick Streets. Walk west on Custer Street to the Arborway and cross at the lights to the Arboretum. Follow signs to the meeting location. (Allow 15 minutes.)

 

See map of gate locations. See directions.

 

Free: No registration required

 

Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Learn more.

 

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Join us for a Tree Mob™!

What’s a Tree Mob™?

Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Experts share little-known facts about our living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations. A Tree Mob may attract a small group or a large gathering—we won’t know until it takes place. Join us in the landscape and discover something new.

What can I expect?

Plan to spend approximately 30 minutes learning about an interesting component of our collection. You can then continue your exploration of the Arnold Arboretum on your own. Tree Mobs are time, date, and location specific.

How does it work?

We will communicate about Tree Mobs by various means (see below). Using mobile technologies, such as a smartphone with location-awareness enabled, you will be able to navigate to the event location. You can also view and print a map we will provide with the day’s Tree Mob location on our website. With directions in hand, proceed to the designated meeting place to participate in our experiment for spontaneous learning.

How can I be notified?

  • Link to Tree Mob on your mobile device.
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