The living collections of the Arnold Arboretum hold many important trees, but few are as significant as two of its paperbark maples (Acer griseum) which are celebrating their hundredth anniversary this year.
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. […]
Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with mountains beyond Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Daningchang, Sichuan Sheng, China June 24, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. On February 26, 1910 Ernest Henry Wilson undertook a Second […]
I recall my first visit to the US National Arboretum in November of 2001. I was a Putnam Fellow working with Peter Del Tredici (then Director of Living Collections and now Senior Research Scientist Emeritus), and we were attending the annual meeting of the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC). NACPEC is a loose confederation […]