Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

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Three consecutive nor’easters in March left their mark on the renowned tree collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, with some 30 Arboretum accessions lost or slated for removal due to major damage. The most devastating of the three storms at the Arboretum was the first, Winter Storm Riley, which slammed Boston and much […]

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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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New England must plant trees this spring!

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 10, 2015

New England must plant trees this spring!

Arboretum interns planting a tree

This exhortation from noted Arboretum horticulturist Donald Wyman appeared in the May 5, 1939 issue of the Bulletin of Popular Information (Series 4, Volume 7). His urgent appeal was in response to the significant loss of trees from the Hurricane of 1938 the previous September, but the message is still applicable today. There’s still time […]

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