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Graduate researcher becomes PhD candidate

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2019

Remembering Barbara Balasa, volunteer guide and docent (1944-2019)

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
February 26, 2019

Remembering Barbara Balasa, volunteer guide and docent (1944-2019)

Barbara Balasa

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing and Communications Specialist   Barbara Balasa was the true image of a devoted volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum. For more than 34 years, she contributed her talents as a guide in the school programs and as a docent leading Arboretum tours. Balasa died at her home in Newton Highlands, MA on […]

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Arnold Arboretum’s Michael Dosmann receives prestigious horticulture award

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
February 25, 2019

Arnold Arboretum’s Michael Dosmann receives prestigious horticulture award

Dosmann Presented Fairchild Award

By Deborah Blackwell, Arnold Arboretum Communications   Michael S. Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, was recently named the 2019 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration in recognition of his outstanding contributions to botanical exploration and horticulture. Awarded by the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), […]

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Precocious flowering and vascular function

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
February 11, 2019

Precocious flowering and vascular function

Jessica Savage

As a Putnam Fellow, Jessica Savage focused on how the vascular system influences the timing of flowering in trees. Published in American Journal of Botany, her research shows that trees that flower before they leaf out invest more resources for flower development the previous year rather than in the spring before the vascular system is fully functional. Abstract»

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Experimental design recommendations

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
February 1, 2019

Winning design selected for 2019 Lilac Sunday

by Kate Stonefoot, Manager of Visitor Engagement
January 31, 2019

Winning design selected for 2019 Lilac Sunday

2019 Lilac Sunday Winner

The Arboretum is pleased to announce that Sara Castellucci of Roslindale, MA, is the 2019 Lilac Sunday logo winner! Sara’s design will be featured on Lilac Sunday T-shirts, signage, and promotional materials, and becomes a part of the Arboretum’s annual celebration and rich history. Competition was stiff. The quantity of submissions was impressive and the […]

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Polyploid populations

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 1, 2019

A conversation with our plant explorers

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 26, 2018

A conversation with our plant explorers

Kea collecting viburnum divisions

By Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist Plant collecting is part of the foundational history for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Founded in 1872 by Charles Sprague Sargent in collaboration with landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, expeditions around the world have resulted in a woody plant living collection containing more than 16,000 holdings. The […]

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Arboretum recognized for two new nationally accredited collections

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 12, 2018

Arboretum recognized for two new nationally accredited collections

Forsythia x intermedia 'Karl Sax' 253-2005-B Michael Dosmann

Ginkgo and Forsythia holdings acknowledged for research and conservation value by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist The Plant Collections Network (PCN) of the American Public Gardens Association recently bestowed national accreditation status to two genera in the Arnold Arboretum’s collections: Forsythia and Ginkgo. Along with six previously recognized genera—Acer (maple), Carya (hickory), Fagus (beech), […]

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Trapped for a noble cause

by Harold Suárez-Baron, Arnold Arboretum Deland Fellow
October 3, 2018

Trapped for a noble cause

Harold Suarez Baron

by Harold Suárez-Baron, Arnold Arboretum Deland Fellow Flowering plants represent nearly ninety-five percent of all described species in the plant kingdom and display extraordinary diversity in their floral anatomy. This astonishing variation is paralleled by the sophisticated ways in which flowers are pollinated. For many plants pollination occurs through an interplay of visual, olfactory, and […]

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Fog × Macbeth brings Shakespeare to the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 26, 2018

Fog × Macbeth brings Shakespeare to the Arboretum

Fog x Macbeth

Witches, murder, intrigue—all will be revealed in the fog. Or will it? On Sunday, October 21 at 5:00pm, Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) conjures William Shakespeare’s Macbeth amid the shifting atmosphere of Fujiko Nakaya’s fog installation at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Fog x Macbeth will be a free performance of an abridged version of […]

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Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 2, 2018

Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

Fujiko Nakaya

This summer, expect intermittent fog to roll in daily on the hillside next to the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center. Beginning August 11 and extending to October 31, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be one of five sites along Boston’s Emerald Necklace to feature a “fog sculpture” by renowned artist Fujiko Nakaya. Part of […]

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