Tree Mob™

Next Tree Mob™

Tree Mob: A Halloween Horror

 

1 Session: Tuesday, October 31, 12:15–1:00pm
Location: Lilac Collection

 

Come if you dare, wearing costumes with flare,

To the lilacs that live at the Arnold.

At a quarter past noon, you’ll see lilacs in bloom

alongside ghoulish, biological horrors.

Of phytoplasmas we’ll speak, those bacteria gone freak,

causing branches to form witches’ brooms.

 

Meet with Steve Schneider, Director of Operations and Public Programs, at Acc. # 554-75*A, Syringa 'Ferna Alexander', in the Lilac Collection at 12:15pm on Tuesday, October 31.

 

Parking: Park along the Arborway near the Arborway Gate. Follow signs from the Hunnewell Building to the Lilac Collection.

 

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 down ramp. Enter the Arboretum at the Forest Hills Gate to the Arborway Gate(approximately a 5 minute walk). Follow signs to the Tree Mob in the Lilac Collection. Or take the 39 Bus to South and Sedgwick Streets. Walk west on Custer Street to the Arborway and cross at the lights to the Arboretum's Hunnewell Building. Follow signs to the mob.

 

See map of gate locations.

 

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 moremore »

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.