Cracking a shellbark case

by Jonathan Damery
October 30, 2018

All the Arboretum’s a Stage for Macbeth

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
October 23, 2018

All the Arboretum’s a Stage for Macbeth

Fog x Macbeth

“Fair is foul and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air.” —Witches, Macbeth   On the evening of Sunday, October 21, Boston experienced something unique and exhilarating at the Arnold Arboretum: a performance of Macbeth—Fog x Macbeth—presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP). More than a thousand gathered on blankets, in beach chairs, […]

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Horticultural Interns, 1981

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 23, 2018

Horticultural Interns, 1981

Horticultural interns 1981

Horticultural Interns, 1981 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1981 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by the descendants of H. H. Hunnewell and […]

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Glowing brilliant red Chinese endemic shrubs at the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 22, 2018

Glowing brilliant red Chinese endemic shrubs at the Arboretum

Heptacodium miconioides

Seventy-three years is a long wait. That’s what it took between the Arnold Arboretum’s Ernest Henry Wilson (the great explorer of Asian plant biodiversity in the early twentieth century) first observing seven son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) in Hubei in 1907 and its arrival in the living collections here in Boston. Only in 1980, with the […]

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Arboretum recognized for nationally accredited collections

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 19, 2018

Building an Artist-in-Residence program at the Arboretum

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
October 18, 2018

Building an Artist-in-Residence program at the Arboretum

Tree of Knowledge mural

This past week-end, I traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the Alliance of Artists Communities 2018 Emerging Program Institute. My attendance was due to a rather persistent dream that the Arnold Arboretum will establish an Artist-in Residence Program. The seed is there in a fund initiated four years ago with generous donations of turned wood […]

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Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from The Meadow, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 16, 2018

Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from The Meadow, 2017

Toad

Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from the meadow, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts May 19, 2017 Larissa (Library Assistant) had finished parking her Jeep when she happened to look down at some movement on the ground. The amphibian seemed to be resting and calm. Larissa was hesitant […]

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Return to the Ozarks

by Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production, and Kea Woodruff, Plant Growth Facilities Manager
October 15, 2018

Return to the Ozarks

Kea harvesting water hickory nuts

We have just returned from the field, having completed the final 2018 expedition for the Campaign for the Living Collections. With still over a dozen taxa native to the western South on the Campaign target list, we followed in the footsteps of the 2017 Arkansas-Missouri Expedition (with Arboretum participants Robert Dowell, former Living Collections Fellow, […]

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Arboretum recognized for two new nationally accredited collections

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 12, 2018

Arboretum recognized for two new nationally accredited collections

Forsythia x intermedia 'Karl Sax' 253-2005-B Michael Dosmann

Ginkgo and Forsythia holdings acknowledged for research and conservation value by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist The Plant Collections Network (PCN) of the American Public Gardens Association recently bestowed national accreditation status to two genera in the Arnold Arboretum’s collections: Forsythia and Ginkgo. Along with six previously recognized genera—Acer (maple), Carya (hickory), Fagus (beech), […]

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Fog × Macbeth brings Shakespeare to the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 11, 2018