Yes, there are a lot of acorns on the ground this season. Here’s why.

by Steve Annear for the Boston Globe
October 4, 2019

Oaks

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 15, 2016

Oaks

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If you haven’t yet been beaned by a gravity-inspired acorn at the Arnold Arboretum, you are missing something wonderful. With 776 accessioned oak trees (genus Quercus) in the living collections, there are plenty of opportunities right now. For the past month, I have been enjoying everything from the majestic architecture of our older oaks such […]

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Turkey Days

by Nancy Rose
November 23, 2015

Turkey Days

Benjamin Franklin famously thought the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) would have been a more admirable symbol for America than the bald eagle. The large populations of wild turkeys that inhabited North America were greatly reduced through hunting and habitat destruction in the centuries following European settlement, but conservation efforts in the twentieth century successfully reintroduced […]

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Majestic Oaks Near Bussey Hill

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 3, 2015