The Arnold Arboretum is not alone in experiencing a “mast” year for acorns, which has implications both for wildlife and for forest ecosystems, according to Keeper of the Living Collections Michael Dosmann. Read more in the Boston Globe.
While so much of the natural world dies back into an ashen slumber in winter, evergreens are the resilient sentinels of the forest, representing hope for the sun’s return. Read more in the Boston Globe.
Scientists at the Arnold Arboretum have discovered a new but previously misidentified hemlock species, a tree resistant to hemlock woolly adelgid and native only to a small South Korean island. Read more in the Boston Globe.
How do you define “native”? Senior Research Scientist Emeritus Peter Del Tredici argues that in a globalized world, the boundaries are not so clear as plants and animals (and yes, people too) seek new opportunities in a rapidly changing world. Read more in the Boston Globe.
A glimpse at the Arnold Arboretum’s most-anticipated event of the year, Lilac Sunday, by the numbers. The annual celebration of lilacs and spring is set for Mother’s Day, May 14. Read more in the Boston Globe.
Reporter Lynda Mapes spent a year studying a single, 100-year old oak, from the symbiotic relationships in and around its roots and branches to the daily and seasonal changes of the canopy. She talks about the experience on May 5 at the Arboretum. Read more in the Boston Globe.
In a newly published study, Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and colleagues detected eight truffle species (genus Tuber), including a brand new species previously unknown to science, in the root communities of some of our trees. To honor the location of its discovery, the truffle has been named Tuber arnoldianum. abstract» Read more in the Boston Globe.