Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa (Taiwan), 1918

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 11, 2019

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa (Taiwan), 1918

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa, 1918

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa (Taiwan), 1918 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Funkiko (Taiwan) January 28, 1918 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors […]

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The Field Guide to Winter Twigs

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 28, 2019

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Germany, Muskau Park 1901 Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of Associate Editor. Intending only to stay in America for half a year, he was persuaded to join the Arboretum’s staff and […]

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And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 1, 2017

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest John Hirsch chronicles the research, scientists, and ephemera of the Harvard Forest–a 3,750-acre research forest in Petersham, Massachusetts. Essays by David Foster, Clarisse Hart, and Margot Anne Kelley expand the scope of this photographic exploration at the nexus of science and art. Hirsch is attentive to both the […]

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Orange Bark

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 17, 2017

Hamamelis japonica arborea, 1915-1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 24, 2016

Hamamelis japonica arborea, 1915-1919

Hamamelis japonica arborea

Hamamelis japonica arborea Photograph by Camillo Schneider Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 1915-1919 Hamamelis spp. “Witch-hazel” is our Tree of Month for March 2016. Camillo Schneider was a German plant collector and dendrologist who, forced to abandon fieldwork in China, sought asylum and employment at the Arboretum during World War I. He worked as Research […]

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Paths, spring, North Woods, 1973

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 6, 2015

Paths, spring, North Woods, 1973

Two women walking on a path flanked by trees in the North Woods

Paths, spring, North Woods, 1973 Alternate Title: Two women walking on a path flanked by trees in the North Woods Photograph by Pamela Bruns (American) North Woods, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 1973 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Also remember to visit our Image […]

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Photographs from Nature by Arthur Irving Emerson

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 24, 2014

Photographs from Nature by Arthur Irving Emerson

Arthur Irving Emerson

Our Trees: How to Know Them, was originally printed in 1905 as a guide to native trees in America by the naturalist and instructor Clarence Moores Weed (1864-1947). His descriptions of each species are written in non-technical language, clearly with the amateur arborist or those with horticultural hobbies in mind. But what truly draws the […]

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Embedded Herbarium Specimens in the Library

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 15, 2014

Embedded Herbarium Specimens in the Library

In addition to the many thousands of specimens collected in the Cultivated Herbarium, The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library maintains a herbarium collection of its own! 288 dried specimens, encased in hard plastic, span a huge range of taxa collected from our grounds. Leaves and twigs, seeds and pods, cones and stems, these three-dimensional objects offer […]

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Alfred Rehder, the Bradley Bibliography and BHL, oh my!

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 30, 2013

Alfred Rehder, the Bradley Bibliography and BHL, oh my!

On September 4, 2013, we celebrated the 150th birthday of renowned Arnold Arboretum taxonomist Alfred Rehder (1863-1949). Born and educated in Germany, Rehder joined the staff in 1898, and was soon put to work on the gargantuan assignment of compiling what grew to be a five-volume, 3789-page bibliography of books and articles about woody plants […]

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