Tree Mob™

Next Tree Mob™

Tree Mob: Lizzie’s Back: An Update on Phenological Data


1 Session: Monday, May 14, 4:30pm
Location:Peters Hill, Poplar Collection, Acc. #16611*F


Elizabeth Wolkovich, PhD, recently an Arnold Arboretum researcher, and now heading up the Wolkovich Group of the Temporal Ecology Lab at the University of British Columbia, is back in town for a visit. She wants to reunite with the Arboretum’s volunteer Tree Spotters (a program which she initiated) to provide insight on how researchers use data collected by Tree Spotters and discuss her work in temporal ecology. Join Lizzie for a Tree Mob/Botany Blast on Peters Hill on Monday, May 14 at 4:30pm, at Acc. #16611*F Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides (Eastern Cottonwood). If it rains, the event will take place at the Weld Hill Research Building. Plan to arrive early or stay afterwards to admire the crabapples in bloom.


Parking: Park along Bussey Street (keep tires off sidewalk) and enter through the Peters Hill Gate. Follow signs to the Tree Mob.


Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and go to the left. Enter the Washington Street Gate and follow Blackwell Footpath to South Street. Cross and enter South Street Gate. Turn left at the intersection and walk to Bussey Street Gate. Cross and enter Peters Hill Gate. Follow signs. Alternatively, once you reach South Street, walk left along the road to Poplar Street Gate. Note that the road is narrow with no sidewalk, if choosing this route.

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