A new app called Expeditions offers visitors with a mobile device a broader experience with notable plants and the history of plant exploration while walking through the Arnold Arboretum. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
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June 30, 2020
June 20, 2020
New mobile application debuts for summer exploration by Amy Heuer, Visitor Engagement Fellow Visitors to the Arboretum will discover a whole new way to interact with the Arnold Arboretum and its renowned collection of plants—Expeditions, a mobile application, debuts just in time for summer exploration. In 2014, the Arboretum debuted Other Order, a mobile […]
June 15, 2020
It’s official! The hybrid tulip tree is the winner of our first-ever Tournament of Trees. Learn more and listen to a special profile of our champion.
June 14, 2020
June 11, 2020
Dick’s work in the 70s to revitalize the collections went a long way in helping the Arboretum ‘learn’ about itself, articulate its mission, and I would say, help make the institution whole again by bringing relevance to the living collections. Among so many others, the 1977 Weaver and Spongberg trip to Korea and Japan stands […]
June 1, 2020
Major donor-funded initiative to safeguard collections from prolonged drought by Jon Hetman, Associate Director of External Relations and Communications What does it take to grow and sustain Harvard’s tree museum for research, horticulture, and education in the twenty-first century? Since becoming director in 2011, William (Ned) Friedman has become increasingly concerned with this question, […]
June 1, 2020
The stories of our plants have a new and expansive conduit for transmission around the globe. The Arnold Arboretum has partnered with Google Arts and Culture (GA&C), an immersive online learning platform that highlights over 2000 museum collections worldwide and offers access to more than 100,000 museum objects and views of eminent locations across Earth. […]
May 15, 2020
How many individuals of a threatened species would a garden or arboretum need to grow to capture the same diversity in nature? Michael Dosmann and colleagues from a consortium of gardens address this and other questions in a paper just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Abstract»
May 10, 2020
Although Lilac Sunday 2020 is canceled, a video exploration of our world-renowned collection shares its spectacular beauty virtually. Watch on our YouTubechannel.
May 8, 2020
Peter Del Tredici is a world expert on ginkgo, but what interests him most these days are weeds, or what he calls “spontaneous urban vegetation.” Learn more about his work in this field, including thoughts about his book on the topic Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast, in a segment on WBUR’s Earthwhile with Barbara Moran.
May 7, 2020
by Jake J. Grossman, Arboretum Putnam Fellow In the spring of 2020, when cities like Boston have ground to a halt due to the novel coronavirus, T. S. Eliot’s nomination of April as the “cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land” certainly feels apt. The arrival of flowers seems incongruous amidst […]
May 4, 2020
Starting Fall semester, Jake Grossman, Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow, will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ecology at Swarthmore College. He will teach a general ecology course, team-teach introductory biology, and mentor student researchers. Swarthmore is home to the Scott Arboretum, which has over 3,200 accessioned trees and shrubs. Congratulations Jake!