Tree Mob™

Next Tree Mob™

Tree Mob: Make More Plants

 

1 Session: Wednesday, July 18, 6:00pm

 

For some of us, there is nothing more satisfying than generating more plants. If you identify with this pleasure, then join this tree mob with Arnold Arboretum Plant Propagator Sean Halloran. Sean will discuss several methods of tapping into a plant’s reproductive attributes to duplicate what’s growing in your yard or what you covet from your neighbor's garden. Meet at the Dana Greenhouse and Nursery Facility on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00pm to get a quick overview of air layering, softwood and greenwood cuttings, and ways to do all of this without a greenhouse!

 

Parking: Park along the Arborway near the Arborway Gate. Enter through the Arborway Gate. Walk along Meadow Road and up Bussey Hill Road to the access drive to the greenhouse and nursery area.

 

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 Forest Hills Gate (approximately a 7 minute walk). Enter through the gate and follow the paved road past the ponds and up Bussey Hill Road to the access drive to the greenhouse and nursery area. Directional signs will be posted. Approx. 20 minute walk.

 

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. more »

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.
  • Sign up or manage email notification.
  • Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
  • Keep an eye on our website.