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.
Orchids have the reputation of being the most desirable of plants, so it’s hard to imagine one that you wouldn’t want growing in your garden. But such is the case with Epipactis helleborine, commonly known as helleborine or broad-leaved helleborine. This terrestrial orchid is native to Eurasia but has been in North America since at […]
For the past month, a team of four goats have been munching their way through weeds, overgrowth, and brush in the Arboretum landscape. This new pilot program offers a novel approach to controlling noxious and invasive plants that prove difficult to contain by other means. The goats are contained in a small, electrified enclosure, which is moved […]
In early September, goats became part of the scenery at the Arnold Arboretum, adding a pastoral accent to the already bucolic landscape. But these goats aren’t here, just sitting pretty. They are here to help the Arboretum control invasive plants and overgrown brush without the use of chemicals. Learn more about this new pilot program […]