Ernest Henry Wilson’s view of the country to the south of Ichang with Pinus massoniana, 1909

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 7, 2016

Ernest Henry Wilson’s view of the country to the south of Ichang with Pinus massoniana, 1909

Snowy road with hills and houses beyond and men to left

China – Ichang View of the country Alternate title: Snowy road with hills and houses beyond and men to left Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Yichang, Hubei Sheng, China January 20, 1909 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest […]

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Traveling in the footsteps of “Chinese” Wilson

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 3, 2015

Traveling in the footsteps of “Chinese” Wilson

After four weeks in China in hot pursuit of new plant collections for the Arnold Arboretum as part of the Campaign for the Living Collections, Michael Dosmann, Curator of Living Collections, reports on his travels in Huanglong, located in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China: “Following our (North America China Plant Exploration Consortium) successful […]

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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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Forest fires in northern Idaho cause 2015 Arnold Arboretum North Idaho Collecting Expedition to adapt and improvise.

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

Forest fires in northern Idaho cause 2015 Arnold Arboretum North Idaho Collecting Expedition to adapt and improvise.

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In an age when near instant gratification can be found with the click of a mouse at Amazon, it is worth remembering that when the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University “orders” up new plants and species for the grounds, there is nothing instant (or easy) about this. Weeks and months go into planning where to […]

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Climbing trees

by Cam Webb
May 25, 2011

Climbing trees

Amazingly, the timing of our expedition has gone almost exactly to plan. Before we started, I could only estimate that setting up, morphotyping, and collecting from six 0.25-hectare plots might take two months. Until I finished the final image matching a week and a half ago, we didn’t know how many trees we would need […]

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