Copper copse

by Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia
November 27, 2019

Carbon tax on beech trees!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 1, 2018

Carbon tax on beech trees!

Beech drops

A serendipitous encounter with a magnificent population of beech-drops on Peters Hill has really made my week. Beech-drops (Epifagus virginiana) is a flowering plant whose ancestors lost the ability to photosynthesize. It obtains all of its organic carbon by invading the fine roots of American beech trees (Fagus grandifolia). Not a touch of green can […]

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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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Focus on Phenology: What’s Eating You?

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
January 3, 2017

When Leaves Don’t Leave

by Nancy Rose
February 19, 2016