Plant life is essential to our existence, and seasonal changes in fall remind us of the essential interconnections between all form of life on Earth. Read more in the Harvard Crimson.
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November 6, 2019
October 22, 2019
Thirty-five years ago, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University began offering free programs for elementary school students called Field Study Experiences (FSE), opening the gates of nature and science to thousands of Boston Public School (BPS) children. The initiative—launched in 1984 with a request from the Boston schools to local museums to help enhance the […]
October 22, 2019
Path network expands access and cushions traffic through the landscape It [is] necessary to devise a system of roads and walks which should make easily accessible to a large number of visitors every plant in the collection, and which, without interfering with the scientific necessities of arrangement, should open up and develop, as far as […]
October 17, 2019
Radio Boston visits the Arnold Arboretum to learn more about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” on a walk through the landscape with certified guide Tam Willey. Listen in at WBUR Radio Boston.
October 9, 2019
With the flip of a switch, the Arnold Arboretum and the City of Boston illuminated a new chapter in their 137-year partnership, celebrating the latest advancement of their shared vision for a more sustainable future.
October 4, 2019
The Arnold Arboretum is not alone in experiencing a “mast” year for acorns, which has implications both for wildlife and for forest ecosystems, according to Keeper of the Living Collections Michael Dosmann. Read more in the Boston Globe.
October 4, 2019
William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, is among the featured guests and plenary lecturers at The Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival in San Sebastián, Spain. Professor Friedman delivered a lecture entitled “Who dicovered evolution” at the collective celebration of learning and curiosity, […]
September 26, 2019
September 25, 2019
An Arboretum workshop with Climate Creatives founder Susan Israel on Saturday, September 28 offers a community forum on how individuals can move in creative ways on climate change. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
September 13, 2019
At a “switch-throwing” ceremony at the Weld Hill Research and Education Building, officials from Harvard University, the city of Boston, and the greater community celebrated the completion of the Arboretum’s newest and largest renewable energy project and the push for carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
August 29, 2019
Collaborating with biocontrol scientists at the University of Rhode Island, the Arboretum is employing new research and a Ukrainian moth to fight the invasive black swallow-wort. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
August 27, 2019
Fall expeditions for the Campaign for the Living Collections are set for September, yet the collecting season for the Arboretum began in May with an expedition to Japan for a rare maple.