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March 6, 2020
In a talk entited “Who Discovered Evolution?”, Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman introduced some of the pioneering theorists who set the stage for Darwin’s revolution. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
February 12, 2020
Arnold Arboretum fellows journey to a rainforest in Panama to examine how species persevere in face of climate change. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
January 28, 2020
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. – Charlotte Eriksson As a public garden and educational institution, the Arnold Arboretum is committed to helping children and youth get outside and explore the natural world through many programs. The Arboretum also offers opportunities and free resources […]
January 15, 2020
As David Mays walked through the snow-covered Central Woods at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University last month with one thing on his mind: saving the planet and the species that live on it. As he passed red oaks and eastern white pines, smelling the needles and touching the bark from around the temperate world, […]
January 7, 2020
Arboretum Director William ‘Ned’ Friedman visited San Sebastian, Spain in October for the Passion for Knowledge festival, where he shared his thoughts on evolutionary biology, and his passion for plants. El País published an article about Ned’s visit, shared here in English. The original, written by Adeline Marcos of the Sinc Agency, was published in […]
December 19, 2019
Harvard Gazette photographer Rose Lincoln expresses her love for the dormant season through beautiful winter scenes captured at the Arnold Arboretum. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
December 16, 2019
The Arboretum’s Meadow Road masquerades as a park in 1860s Paris in Greta Gerwig’s film release of Little Women, a book published just a few years before the Arboretum’s founding.
December 13, 2019
This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard. Hopkins, […]
November 27, 2019
Conservation and reintroduction efforts have made New England a haven for wild turkeys, and the Arnold Arboretum is one of many landscapes across Harvard where they thrive. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
November 20, 2019
In a historic collaboration, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University welcomed Chinese botanists from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) on a joint expedition to the Appalachian Mountains to collect seed from North American plants to grow in scientific plant collections in China. Harvard Gazette»