Boston Sunday Review: Ned Friedman

by William (Ned) Friedman
August 19, 2019

Giant resin bees, finding old friends in a New World

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
August 14, 2019

Giant resin bees, finding old friends in a New World

Female giant resin bee (Megachile sculptura)

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 […]

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Green Team explores green jobs

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
July 29, 2019

Green Team explores green jobs

Bob Ervin with Green Team

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 […]

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Torreya Sargentii seeds, China 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2019

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by Lauren Bennett for the Jamaica Plain Gazette
July 15, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 21, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

Hemlock Hill, summer, puddingstone outcrops, 1927

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 […]

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A pastoral romance

by Colleen Walsh for the Harvard Gazette
June 19, 2019

NestWatch program connects science and birdwatching

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
June 17, 2019

NestWatch program connects science and birdwatching

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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 […]

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Rainy days and Tuesdays

by Lee Buttala for the Berkshire Edge
June 17, 2019

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 31, 2019

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

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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 […]

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