Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 3, 2019

Project Zelkova: Pterocarya and Juglandaceae

Pterocarya stenoptera. Arboretum Aubonne, Switzerland

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 […]

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Predicting early spring budburst with genetics against a climate change backdrop

by phys.org/The University of Montreal
May 8, 2019

Acting Locally to Understand Global Change

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 16, 2019

Acting Locally to Understand Global Change

Dig Deeper into climate studies at the Arboretum

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 […]

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Castanea mollissima, China 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 28, 2019

Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Castanea mollissima China 1913

Castanea mollissima China 1913 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Trees in row at a plantation Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) Santunying, Hebei Sheng, China June 01, 1913 A larger version of this photograph is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the […]

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A growing role as a living lab

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 17, 2019

Cultivating a wider role for female scientists

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 28, 2018

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 15, 2018

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

Wooden skyscraper

Wooden Skyscrapers Framework (pictured here), a 12-story mixed-use tower that will soon rise in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. When it’s finished (likely in 2019), it will be the country’s tallest human-occupied all-wooden structure. Although U.S. building codes generally bar wooden structures more than 85 feet tall, the federal government has recently promoted research into building […]

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As climate changes, so does wine

by Peter Reuell for The Harvard Gazette
January 10, 2018

As climate changes, so does wine

winegrapes

Most wine is produced from the same 12 varieties of grapes, a huge concern for growers in the face of climate change. Elizabeth Wolkovich, Ignacio Morales-Castilla, and colleagues have published research suggesting the other ~1100 varieties of grapes and the diversity of their attributes may play an important role in the future of the wine industry. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

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Science IRL visits the Arnold Arboretum

by Science IRL
November 29, 2017

Native Plants and the Crazy Snake Worm

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
November 20, 2017

Native Plants and the Crazy Snake Worm

Amynthas spp.

Last week, I came across several “crazy snake worms” happily wriggling through fallen leaves in the landscape. This was surprising, since the adults are usually gone by this point in the season, killed by hard autumn frost and survived only by their overwintering eggs. However, the unseasonably warm weather this year has prolonged the life […]

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