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Field Study Experiences connect students to science

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 29, 2018

Field Study Experiences connect students to science

Hemlock Hill exploration

As spring passes into summer, we wrap up another remarkable school year of Field Study Experiences at the Arnold Arboretum, a period marked by vigorous growth and enthusiastic reception of our programs for elementary life science. We are delighted to report that more students from Boston Public Schools visited to learn in the Arboretum landscape […]

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Diversity in wind-pollinated plants

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 28, 2018

Diversity in wind-pollinated plants

Juan Losada

While diversity in flower structure, color, and morphology has been studied extensively in animal-pollinated plants , much less is understood about why wind-pollinated plants also exhibit diversity in reproductive structures. Published in Annals of Botany, Juan Losada, Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum, and Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor at Brown University examined this diversity in conifers. Abstract»

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Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 25, 2018

Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

Artist 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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Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 25, 2018

Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

Marjorie Lundgren

Dr. Marjorie Lundgren, a postdoctorate research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, won a British Ecological Society Small Research Grant of £4875 (about $6,525) for her project “Manipulating source-sink relationships to understand perenniality” in Brachypodium grasses, in collaboration with Professors David Des Marais of MIT and Barry Logan of Bowdoin College. Congratulations Marjorie!

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Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 23, 2018

Ben Goulet receives award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 1, 2018

Genetic mechanisms of reinforcement

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 1, 2018

A celebration of spring, Lilac Sunday arrives May 13

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 20, 2018

A celebration of spring, Lilac Sunday arrives May 13

2018 winning design by Julie Pritchard

Lilac Sunday celebrates 110 years in Boston with events from 10am–3pm Pack a picnic…it’s Lilac Sunday! For 110 years, families have made the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University a premier destination to welcome the arrival of the flowering season in Boston. The annual observance of Lilac Sunday—this year celebrated on Sunday, May 13—centers on the […]

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Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

Picea x notha 13406-A

Three consecutive nor’easters in March left their mark on the renowned tree collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, with some 30 Arboretum accessions lost or slated for removal due to major damage. The most devastating of the three storms at the Arboretum was the first, Winter Storm Riley, which slammed Boston and much […]

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In plant tug-of-war, mom wins

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Catapulting pollen

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2018

Spring into Science! Tree Spotters and TreeVersity at the MIT Citizen Science Fair

by Danny Schissler, Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab
February 19, 2018

Spring into Science! Tree Spotters and TreeVersity at the MIT Citizen Science Fair

MIT citizen science fair

At the Arboretum and across the globe, volunteers are challenging the notion that science happens behind closed doors. Citizen scientists—individuals who contribute their time and efforts towards observation and data collection—are transforming the nature of scientific discovery through their collaborative efforts with professional researchers. Around the world, citizen scientists work alongside professionals in fields ranging […]

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