Using art to inspire action

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
September 25, 2019

Community connection for science and nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 1, 2019

Community connection for science and nature

Public Programs Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre museum of living plants, and summer is the perfect time to explore. From learning about important topics in classes and lectures, to engaging volunteer programs that build knowledge and community, to opportunities that promote health and well being outdoors: the Arboretum strives to cultivate a deeper appreciation of nature […]

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Boston Ballet dances the night away

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
June 21, 2019

Stewarding an Extraordinary Landscape and Living Collection

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
December 5, 2018

Stewarding an Extraordinary Landscape and Living Collection

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The Living Collections of the Arnold Arboretum represent an unparalleled resource for appreciating and understanding our natural world. Our Collections Campaign is a 10-year initiative to expand and enhance the collections as global change poses serious threats to biodiversity. Beyond annual expeditions to collect and preserve germplasm for study and conservation, staff have also focused […]

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A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 10, 2018

A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

Culture Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum represents a vital cultural resource for Boston and New England, both as a historical landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and as a center for the study and appreciation of our natural heritage. Through outreach programs for adults and childen alike, the Arboretum inspires the public to engage with the Arboretum’s collections […]

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Burglaries force removal of Arboretum donation boxes

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 6, 2016

Burglaries force removal of Arboretum donation boxes

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Due to continuous episodes of burglary and vandalism, the Arnold Arboretum has permanently removed all outdoor donation boxes from its landscape. Thieves dismantled the five locked boxes originally located at entrance gates and along Arboretum roadways several times over the past two years, and seemingly escalated their efforts this spring. Although the boxes were duly […]

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Tree Spotters kick off second season

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 26, 2016

Tree Spotters kick off second season

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With spring approaching, Arnold Arboretum visitors can look forward to plants breaking dormancy to produce buds, flowers, leaves, and fruit during the growing season. Scientists can investigate the timing of life cycle events (phenology) to gain a better understanding of how climate change is affecting plants and ecosystems. Analysis of this kind requires gathering observations […]

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Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 26, 2015

Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs

On the evening of Wednesday, August 19, a great blue heron frequently seen in the ponds at the Arnold Arboretum was attacked and killed by off-leash dogs. The incident was witnessed by an Arboretum visitor and reported to staff the following day. This shocking and preventable death has deeply affected the Arboretum community, prompting the […]

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