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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Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 20, 2017

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895 Alternate Title: 1090 Centre Street nursery looking towards Bussey Hill 1090 Centre Street, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1895 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Jackson Dawson (1841-1916), our first superintendent and propagator, had previously built a “tiny […]

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Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 8, 2017

Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

Greenhouses, spring, Dana Greenhouses interior, 1962 Alternate Title: Trees from the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection in winter storage in the Cold Storage Unit Photographer unknown Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 26, 1962 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses […]

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Producing the Next Generation of Plants

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
April 18, 2017

Producing the Next Generation of Plants

CornusSeedling_2015IdahoExpedition_Greenhouse

For the accessioned plants at the Arnold Arboretum, life starts at the Dana Greenhouses. From testing how to coax seeds of novel species to germinate, to re-propagating lineages of plants important to history and research, propagation keeps our Living Collections in continuous renewal. Steered by expert staff, the Dana Greenhouses now mark 55 years of […]

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Minute plants at the Arnold Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 3, 2017

Producing the Next Generation of Plants

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
December 14, 2016

Producing the Next Generation of Plants

Cultivation in the Dana Greenhouses

In response to the increasing threats to plant diversity from climate change and habitat destruction, the Arboretum has launched a decade-long initiative to acquire approximately 400 species from native populations across the temperate world. These additions will enhance the value of our Living Collections as an important resource for science, horticulture, public education, and conservation. […]

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Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 24, 2016

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Greenhouses, fall, Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, 1959 Alternate Title: Donald Wyman (left) and Alfred Fordham (right) examining plants that just arrived from Mexico Photograph by Heman Arthur Howard (American) Arboretum Greenhouses on Bussey Institution Site, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 8, 1928 A larger version of this image is […]

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Over 150 New Plants Grace the Arboretum Landscape This Spring

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
April 22, 2016

Over 150 New Plants Grace the Arboretum Landscape This Spring

  Spring is the time for new beginnings, new leaves, and new plantings at the Arnold Arboretum. Our horticulture team has almost finished planting approximately 150 new trees and shrubs across our 281-acre landscape. Many of these plants were collected as seeds or seedlings, and all were grown and nurtured in the Dana Greenhouses and nursery […]

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Snow Damage Prompts Tree Triage

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
February 22, 2016

Snow Damage Prompts Tree Triage

snow on branches

Over the past two weeks, consecutive snowfalls yielded breathtaking sights in our landscape, as noted by Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman and visitors who enjoyed sledding, skiing, and strolling in the wintery wonderland. However, heavy snows can be harmful to some of our plants, causing structural failure and branch breakage. In particular, the snowstorm on February […]

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Dana Greenhouses in Winter, 1980 by Jack Alexander

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 4, 2016

Dana Greenhouses in Winter, 1980 by Jack Alexander

Dana Greenhouses

Greenhouses, winter, Dana Greenhouses, 1980 Alternate Title: Greenhouses and headhouse Photograph by John H. Alexander (American) Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. John “Jack” Herbert Alexander III is Plant Propagator at the Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum. Jack […]

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