An Arboretum workshop with Climate Creatives founder Susan Israel on Saturday, September 28 offers a community forum on how individuals can move in creative ways on climate change. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts September 23, 2019 September 24-30, 2019 is Climate Preparedness Week at the Arnold Arboretum, and we have a slew of activities lined up for participants of all ages. The initiative cannot come soon enough–despite evident lack […]
Chamaerops excelsa China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Belgian Roman Catholic Mission, Hui hsien, Gansu Sheng, China September 29, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career […]
Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses exterior, 1969 Alternate Title: Precipitation gauge from the Arnold Arboretum weather station Photograph by Alfred James Fordham (1911-2000, American) Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States July 1969 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Alfred Fordham came to the Arnold Arboretum as a student […]
5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use by Miriam Wasser for EarthWhile, WBUR The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out with a new report Thursday examining how land use contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. The report, Climate Change and Land, is the second […]
Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988 Alternate Title: Lilacs (Syringa) beside Bussey Hill Road in the second year of the lilac restoration project Photograph by István Racz, Hungarian August 1988 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. On May 25, 1908, when the Boston Daily Globe published the headline “LILAC SUNDAY AT […]
The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks by Paul S. Johnson, Stephen R. Shifley, Robert Rogers, Daniel C. Dey, and John M. Kabrick This new, updated third edition of The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks examines the new challenges in sustaining oak forest ecosystems in a changing world. It is essential reading for forest ecologists, silviculturists, […]
Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae Since 2015 an extension of the Project Zelkova has been elaborated in order to explore and protect other genera and families of relict trees. The main focus is put on the genus Pterocarya and on the family Juglandaceae. The genus Pterocarya has six extant species with similar disjunctions as in […]
In experiments conducted at the Arboretum, Elizabeth Wolkovich and colleagues showed that plant genetics can help provide more accurate predictions of when plants will break bud in spring as climate change progresses. Read more on phys.org.
As a center for plant science, the Arnold Arboretum contributes to the study of our changing planet. At Weld Hill, state-of-the-art laboratories and tools enable researchers to investigate how plants will respond to changes like higher concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere. An ongoing project with Boston University collects data on nitrogen and other atmospheric […]