Collaborating in the Coastal Southeast: A Multi-Institution Expedition along the Coasts of North and South Carolina

by Sean Halloran
October 31, 2017

Collaborating in the Coastal Southeast: A Multi-Institution Expedition along the Coasts of North and South Carolina

COSE Team Members 2017

The Arnold Arboretum is currently in the midst of a Campaign for the Living Collections, an ambitious effort to increase and diversify our living collections in the landscape. We, however, are not alone in aiming to enhance our temperate woody plant collections. As we learned in October, collaborations with other public gardens that are also […]

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Pioneering Plant Exploration Across the Globe

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 23, 2017

Pioneering Plant Exploration Across the Globe

Dig Deeper Exploration

Through nearly 150 years of plant exploration, the Arnold Arboretum has assembled its world-renowned Living Collections. Responding to global change and habitat destruction, the Arboretum is building on its historical legacy by accelerating efforts to collect, preserve, and study biodiversity through the Campaign for the Living Collections. This autumn, Arboretum staff and associates retraced the […]

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Into the Hills: An Expedition into the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri

by Robert Dowell (Living Collections Fellow) and Kea Woodruff (Plant Growth Facilities Manager)
October 10, 2017

Into the Hills: An Expedition into the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri

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During the last week of September, an Arboretum plant collecting team including Living Collections Fellow Robert Dowell and Weld Hill Growth Facilities Manager Kea Woodruff ventured through the diverse Ozark landscapes of Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri to secure living plant material for The Campaign for the Living Collections. Highlights of this trip included visiting […]

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Plant Collecting in the Wisconsin Wilds – Part 2

by Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production
September 6, 2017

Plant Collecting in the Wisconsin Wilds – Part 2

Kyle Port taking Betula pumila GPS coordinates

I write this after just returning to Boston from our expedition to Wisconsin and opening a box of hand-carried plants and seeds at the Arboretum’s Dana Greenhouses. It was incredibly fulfilling to view the work that Plant Production staff had already put into cleaning, counting, and accessioning the Wisconsin seed. The time that Kyle and […]

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Plant Collecting in the Wisconsin Wilds

by Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production
August 30, 2017

Plant Collecting in the Wisconsin Wilds

Larix laricina, Fall 2017 Wisconsin expedition

As a team member of the first plant-collecting expedition of 2017 for the Campaign for the Living Collections, I am pleased to write that our trip to southeastern Wisconsin has been incredibly fruitful so far! Manager of Plant Records Kyle Port and I were granted permission to collect seed, saplings, and cuttings at several Nature […]

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Trilateral Agreement Signed

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 28, 2015

Trilateral Agreement Signed

Qi Ling, William Friedman, and Xinquan Zhao at Chendu

To strengthen collaboration in the conservation and study of plants between the U.S. and China, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has signed a memorandum of understanding with two botanical institutions in China: the Huanglong Nature Reserve and the Chengdu Institute of Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Signed at Chengdu, China, on September […]

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On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 30, 2015

On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple

Dosmann Acer griseum

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.  The Campaign kicked off officially in late summer with a […]

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Ernest H. Wilson’s Travel Documents

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 29, 2014

Ernest H. Wilson’s Travel Documents

Ernest Wilson passport 1908

The Arnold Arboretum Archives is fortunate to hold a number of official travel documents relating to Ernest H. Wilson’s expeditions in China from 1899-1911. They provide a glimpse into some of the government paperwork which accompanied a plant collecting trip a century ago. Both the American and British Consulate offices in China issued Ernest Wilson […]

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