Although most of our trees have long since bloomed, Tetradium danielli is currently exploding in color. Its multitude of beautiful white flowers in turn attract thousands of bees, explaining its common name, the “bee-bee tree.” Since Tetradium danielli is native to east Asia, the majority of the North American bees discovered its sweet nectar relatively […]
Recently the Arnold Arboretum hosted fifteen youths and two program leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team Summer Program. Operated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy with support from Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, the program employs Boston resident teens (ages 15-18) who work 25 hours per week for six weeks involving park […]
Torreya Sargentii China Alternate Title: Branch showing seeds Photograph by Huan-yung Chi’en (1895-?) and Hsen Hsu Hu (1894-1979) November 20, 1925 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Hsen-Hsu Hu was born in Xinjian, Jiangxi Province the third child of a government official and his wife. He graduated from high school […]
At their annual summer solstice storytelling event at the Arnold Arboretum—the eigteenth one—Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain took listeners on a journey through the landscape, telling myths, legends, and fairytales inspired by human connections to trees. Read more in the Jamaica Plain Gazette
Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927 Alternate Title: Puddingstone outcrops and buttressed hemlock (Tsuga) trunk on the slope of Hemlock Hill Photograph by Jan Tijs Peiter Bijhouwer, ca. 1927, Dutch [photographer] Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States September 6, 1927 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Hemlock […]
Love, nature, and humor take the stage in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden as Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings “Pride and Prejudice” to the Arboretum on June 23. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
This spring, the Arboretum’s Visitor Engagement department launched our inaugural “Arboretum NestWatch” volunteer program. Since then, our small group of trained volunteers have been diligently monitoring the 30 nest boxes located on our grounds and submitting their observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch project, a citizen science initiative that uses data gathered from […]
The Arnold Arboretum serves humanity as a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of the plant kingdom. The Horticultural Library contributes significantly to this mission, stewarding a research collection of some 25,000 volumes on botany, horticulture, urban forestry, and more. The Library also houses the Arnold Arboretum Archives, which preserves and shares the Arboretum’s […]