Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 30, 2020

Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020

Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020

Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts February 27, 2020 Just one part of the Arboretum workflow includes careful and deliberate pruning of trees in the landscape. These cuttings, often seen placed at the side of the paved Arboretum roads, are chipped for mulch […]

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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 12, 2020

Bussey Hill, fall, women walking, 1973

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 6, 2020

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 6, 2020

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980 Alternate Title: Maple (Acer) Collection with the Hunnewell Building in the background Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Maple Collection, North Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum has an extensive collection of […]

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Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti, 1973

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 31, 2020

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti, 1973

Interns and Bob Famiglietti 1973

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti (Horticultural Technologist, 1973-2001?), 1973 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 1973 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by […]

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Fall groundwork

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
October 31, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

by Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture
October 29, 2019

Gearing up for winter in the Arboretum landscape

path work Bussey Hill

As beautiful autumn days filled with bright sunshine and colorful leaves rapidly come to a close, the Arboretum horticulture crew works hard throughout November to prepare for winter. It’s easy to imagine the Arboretum’s large landscape that is filled with trees, shrubs, and vines makes for many leaves falling and covering the ground at this […]

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The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 23, 2019

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens by Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture–Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the […]

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Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957 Alternate Title: Dawson Pond nearly dry after a summer drought Photographer unknown Dawson Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1957 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Dawson Pond, located at the intersection of Meadow and Bussey Hill Roads, is named after Jackson […]

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Green Team explores green jobs

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
July 29, 2019

Green Team explores green jobs

Bob Ervin with Green Team

Recently the Arnold Arboretum hosted fifteen youths and two program leaders from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team Summer Program. Operated by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy with support from Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, the program employs Boston resident teens (ages 15-18) who work 25 hours per week for six weeks involving park […]

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