Paths, winter, Oak Path, snow, 1980
Alternate Title: Oak Path in the snow with a White Oak (Quercus alba) on the right
Photograph by Gary Lee Koller (American)
Oak Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library.
Gary Koller spent 24 years at the Arnold Arboretum, first as the Supervisor of Living Collections and later as Managing Horticulturist. Koller’s professional duties included being in charge of the development and maintenance of the living collections, supervising employees, overseeing plant propagation, preparing the annual report for the department, and providing plant information to horticultural professionals as well as the public.
While at the Arboretum, Koller wrote for horticultural journals, lectured to amateur and professional plantsmen, taught landscape design at the University of Massachusetts and at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and maintained a private residential landscape design practice. He served as a horticultural consultant to such diverse institutions as Dumbarton Oaks, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and Central Park, among many others. Upon his retirement, he focused on developing his landscape firm, lecturing, and teaching.
This photograph was taken around the time of the 1980 renovation of The Oak Path at the Arnold Arboretum.
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