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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Perfection in miniature

by Alvin Powell for the Harvard Gazette
July 26, 2019

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 31, 2019

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

Greywater Green Landscape by Laura Allen

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard by Laura Allen Save thousands of gallons of water annually and have a beautiful yard no matter the weather by capturing and reusing water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. This empowering and easy-to-use manual offers practical, long-term strategies for water management, […]

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A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 31, 2019

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

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The Arnold Arboretum serves humanity as a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of the plant kingdom. The Horticultural Library contributes significantly to this mission, stewarding a research collection of some 25,000 volumes on botany, horticulture, urban forestry, and more. The Library also houses the Arnold Arboretum Archives, which preserves and shares the Arboretum’s […]

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Enhancing our urban ecosystem

by Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener I
March 29, 2019

Enhancing our urban ecosystem

perennial planting peters hill

By Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener I   At the Arnold Arboretum, we continuously strive to increase the health of our plant collections, improve the aesthetics of our landscape, and support and enhance ecosystem health across our 281 acres of urban greenspace. We do this by thinking critically about landscape […]

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Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2019

Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936

Crabapple Sunday

Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936 Photograph by Donald Wyman Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 10, 1936 The Arnold Arboretum offers public events and education programs throughout the year to promote “understanding and appreciation of plant life in its full complexity.” These activities are designed for a range of audiences, from children to adults […]

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Living legacies

by Clea Simon for The Harvard Gazette
March 6, 2019

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 28, 2019

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993 Photograph by Peter Del Tredici Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1993 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 the descendants of […]

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Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Arnold Arboretum, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 19, 2019

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 17, 1991 István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. They are authors of Conifers around the world : conifers of the temperate zones and […]

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Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2019

Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900

hickories

Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900 Alternate Title: Hickory (Carya) Collection with a Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis) in the foreground and Valley Road in the background Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Valley Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1900 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS […]

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