Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 7, 2017

Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924

Bussey Brook valley with American Beeches (Fagus grandifolia) in the foreground Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) American, English Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States January 24, 1924 Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It is not an overstatement to […]

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Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2017

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

Cercidiphyllum japonicum var. sinense China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English China June 16, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant […]

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Michael Dosmann named Keeper of the Living Collections of the Arnold Arboretum

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
May 31, 2017

Michael Dosmann named Keeper of the Living Collections of the Arnold Arboretum

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  The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Michael S. Dosmann as Keeper of the Living Collections, a rare and (nearly) singular honor bestowed by the institution. Curator of the Living Collections at the Arboretum since 2007, Dr. Dosmann’s new title reflects his outstanding stewardship of the […]

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Early spring flowering with Forsythia

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 10, 2017

Early spring flowering with Forsythia

Forsythia by Blanche Ames Ames

April is the perfect month to catch the bright flowering of Forsythia in our Living Collections. Spring is manifest in these golden, deciduous shrubs, and the Visual Archives at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library curates brilliant Ektachrome color photographs of Forsythia, available online. Forsythia is named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), the Scottish horticulturalist and a […]

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Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow, 1920

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 2, 2017

Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow, 1920

Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow, 1920

Snow Scenes, winter, 1920 Alternate Title: Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1920 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. This landscape photograph is one of many […]

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Wild Ambition at the Arboretum

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
December 1, 2015

How to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Henry Wilson

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 26, 2015

How to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Henry Wilson

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Three weeks ago, I spent a day in the field north of Chengdu with Michael Dosmann (Curator of Living Collections), Professor Yin Kaipu (of the Chengdu Institute of Biology) and several wonderful Chinese colleagues. There in the Duijiangyan Nature Reserve, I had the remarkable good fortune to see a dove tree (Davidia involucrata) in the […]

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Trees and their Biographies, part three

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 16, 2013