Holly berries covered in snow, Arborway Gate, December 2019

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 19, 2019

Holly berries covered in snow, Arborway Gate, December 2019

Holly berries covered in snow

Holly berries covered in snow, Arboretum Main Gate, December 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arborway Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts December 11, 2019 This Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ [120-98*J], Aquifoliaceae family, was first accessioned in 1998 and is described by horticulturalist Michael Dirr as “superior when the red fruits are framed by snow.”1 This common […]

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Golden larches never disappoint

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 18, 2019

The marvelous maples

by Jacob Grossman, Putnam Fellow
November 17, 2019

Don’t forget about plants after the leaves fall

by Benjamin E. Goulet-Scott and Jacob S. Suissa
November 6, 2019

Fall groundwork

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
October 31, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

by Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture
October 29, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

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As beautiful autumn days filled with bright sunshine and colorful leaves rapidly come to a close, the Arboretum horticulture crew works hard throughout November to prepare for winter. It’s easy to imagine the Arboretum’s large landscape that is filled with trees, shrubs, and vines makes for many leaves falling and covering the ground at this […]

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Walkways to biodiversity

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 22, 2019

Absorbing nature and finding inner peace through ‘Forest Bathing’ at the Arnold Arboretum

by Chris Citorik for WBUR
October 17, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 6

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 15, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 6

Staff from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and colleagues from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium are embarking this fall on a plant collecting trip in the Appalachian Mountains region, the conservation partnership’s first expedition in North America in its 30-year history. Our intrepid explorers—Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, Propagator Sean Halloran, and Living […]

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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