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.
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September 13, 2019
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.
August 26, 2019
Video of the Arnold Arboretum releasing Hypena moths on the grounds.
August 19, 2019
The Director of the Arnold Arboretum gives an oral history of Boston’s famed botanical collection and talks about its special role in a time of climate change. Visit the podcast to hear the episode.
August 7, 2019
2018 DaRin Butz Intern Matthew Fertakos was selected as a 2019 Undergraduate Research Prize (URP) recipient by ASPT for his work on North American chestnuts with Dr. Wendy Clement at the College of New Jersey and Dr. Elizabeth Spriggs, Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow.
August 6, 2019
Un misterio persiguió a Darwin hasta sus últimos días. ¿Cómo habían surgido las flores? ¿Cómo se habían dispersado y diversificado tan rápido? ¿La naturaleza daba saltos? De ser así toda su teoría podía estar en peligro. Esto y muchas otras cosas sobre ese “misterio abominable” lo podéis encontrar en el artículo basado en el trabajo de William Friedman.
July 26, 2019
Time, knowledge, and experience help the bonsai and penjing collection at the Arnold Arboretum grow and thrive as living works of art. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
July 16, 2019
What do Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Candolleana’, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’, and Cedrus deodara ‘Shalimar’ have in common? Besides sharing the landscape in front of the Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building, all were the objects of attention this past Saturday in a two-hour drawing workshop. Exhibiting artist Paul Olson led an overflow group of excited and budding […]
July 15, 2019
At their annual summer solstice storytelling event at the Arnold Arboretum—the eigteenth one—Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain took listeners on a journey through the landscape, telling myths, legends, and fairytales inspired by human connections to trees. Read more in the Jamaica Plain Gazette
June 20, 2019
Part of the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust, the Wakefield Estate and Arboretum in Milton is home to an extensive collection of woody plants, the highlight more than 300 Kousa dogwoods (Cornus kousa). Mary (Polly) Wakefield passed away in 2004 and left her property in a private trust to be used for education and […]