The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 1, 2019

Bird’s eye forests

by Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia
March 22, 2019

New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 29, 2019

New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls

Stone wall, with moss, Putney, Vermont. Anna Kusmer

New England Is Crisscrossed With Thousands of Miles of Stone Walls by Anna Kusmer for Atlas Obscura Walk into a patch of forest in New England, and chances are you will—almost literally—stumble across a stone wall. Thigh-high, perhaps, it is cobbled together with stones of various shapes and sizes, with splotches of lichen and spongy […]

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Native Plants and the Crazy Snake Worm

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
November 20, 2017

Native Plants and the Crazy Snake Worm

Amynthas spp.

Last week, I came across several “crazy snake worms” happily wriggling through fallen leaves in the landscape. This was surprising, since the adults are usually gone by this point in the season, killed by hard autumn frost and survived only by their overwintering eggs. However, the unseasonably warm weather this year has prolonged the life […]

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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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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 5, 2017

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David Haskell David Haskell’s award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the […]

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Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 24, 2016

Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England

Stephen Long, Journalist and Natural Historian 1 Session: Thursday, November 17 7:00–8:30pm, Hunnewell Building The 1938 hurricane was so devastating partly because nobody had any inkling that it was bearing down on them. Stephen Long will show why that happened and place this storm within a historical context of New England hurricanes before and since. […]

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Policy framework proposed

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 15, 2011

CTFS Research Featured in Ecology

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 13, 2011

CTFS Research Featured in Ecology

CTFS Research

Research initiated by the Center for Tropical Forest Science, a joint program of the Arnold Arboretum and the Smithsonian Institution, reveals that the structure and dynamics of many tropical forests are changing, though uncertainty still surrounds the causes and consequences of these changes. In a study published in Ecology, the journal of the American Ecological […]

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