Stop and smell the ginkgo seeds

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 4, 2017

Stop and smell the ginkgo seeds

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When I look at these pictures, I can practically smell them! And my hope is that you will take my advice and go smell for yourself. Because, no one can be said to truly know the ginkgo without experiencing the aroma of the seeds right about now. Ginkgo biloba is dioecious, with separate seed-bearing trees and […]

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End of Year Favorites Part 5 (of 5): Leaves and Petals

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 4, 2016

End of Year Favorites Part 5 (of 5): Leaves and Petals

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2015 has been an overwhelmingly beautiful year on the grounds of the Arnold Arboretum.  May 2016 be a year filled with botanical and horticultural wonders for all! Here finally, my last Post from the Collections for 2015: Day five (of five) of some of my favorite photographic memories of the venerable plants of the Arnold Arboretum in […]

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Ginkgo microbiome

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
November 21, 2014

Saluting a Paragon of Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 6, 2014

Saluting a Paragon of Plants

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Arboretum Senior Scientist Peter Del Tredici Retires I consider ‘weed’ to be a politically incorrect term. There is no biological definition of the term weed. It’s really a value judgment. —Peter Del Tredici [from Boston Globe] Throughout its 140-year history, the Arnold Arboretum has advanced our understanding of biodiversity through the work of some of […]

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Arnold Arboretum to host botanical symposium on Ginkgo biloba

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 1, 2013

Arnold Arboretum to host botanical symposium on Ginkgo biloba

A living fossil with an ancestry dating back some 270 million years, Ginkgo biloba stands out in the plant world as an object of fascination. A deciduous gymnosperm that persists as a single genus and species, Ginkgo offers scientists a unique glimpse at our botanical and evolutionary past. To celebrate this relict species and explore […]

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New branch of science

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
July 24, 2012

Peter Del Tredici featured in Harvard Magazine

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
November 27, 2011