Arboretum Values: Collect, Share, Study, Steward

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 12, 2016

Arboretum Values: Collect, Share, Study, Steward

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As all of you who graciously read my Posts know, I truly love the Arnold Arboretum. It is a deeply important part of my life. That said, we are living in unsettling times, and I have been thinking hard about the interrelated questions, “what does the Arnold Arboretum stand for, and what does it mean to the […]

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Post from the Field – September 17, 2016

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
September 21, 2016

Post from the Field – September 17, 2016

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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has launched a 10-year initiative to expand and refine our collections of living plants–The Campaign for the Living Collections. This cross-institutional effort focused on plant exploration, collection, and production aims to enhance the Arboretum’s resources for research and conservation. Currently, Curator of Living Collections Michael Dosmann and colleagues from the […]

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Post from the road – 11,500 feet up in China

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

Post from the road – 11,500 feet up in China

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I write from the airport near Songpan China, in the north of Sichuan Province. I was supposed to head out first thing this morning so that I could teach tomorrow, but the extreme fog hugging the mountain tops and airport laid waste to those plans. Tonight, with a bit of luck, I will make my […]

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Plant expedition report – Republic of Georgia

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
June 27, 2016

Plant expedition report – Republic of Georgia

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Steve Schneider, Director of Operations at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, has been scouting and collecting future plant accessions in the Republic of Georgia. The Arnold is teamed up with botanists from the Munich Botanical Garden, the National Botanical Garden of Georgia (in Tbilisi) and the Batumi Botanical Garden. Steve writes: Plant diversity here […]

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Tibetan women at summer horserace festival, 2000

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 2, 2016

Tibetan women at summer horserace festival, 2000

Tibetan women at summer horserace festival, 2000

Two Tibetan women, one spinning a prayer wheel, at a summer horserace festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka] Photograph by Susan L. Kelley (1954-) Xagquka, Biru Xian, Xagquka, Tibet, China August 11, 2000 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Susan L. Kelley is the former Manager of Biodiversity of […]

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Natural hot spring Hailuo Gou on east side of Gongga Mountain, Sichuan, 1997

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 19, 2016

Natural hot spring Hailuo Gou on east side of Gongga Mountain, Sichuan, 1997

Natural hot spring at camp 2 in Hailuo Gou on the east side of Gongga Shan

Natural hot spring at camp 2 in Hailuo Gou on the east side of Gongga Shan Photograph by David E. Boufford (1941-) Hailuo Gorge, Gongga Mountain, Sichuan Sheng, China August 14-22, 1997 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. David Boufford is a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University […]

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Teachers Explore the Ponds

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
May 11, 2016

Teachers Explore the Ponds

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On a cold, but not rainy, Saturday morning, Boston Public School educators gathered at the ponds to explore life in and around freshwater ecosystems. Armed with plankton nets, plastic containers, jelly jars, sieves and field guides, teachers made amazing discoveries. Here’s a partial list of the macro-invertebrates collected: damselfly nymphs (two kinds), pond snail, scud […]

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Wild Ambition at the Arboretum

by Alvin Powell for The Harvard Gazette
December 1, 2015

Ascribing value to biodiversity

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 22, 2014