Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2017

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, China 1910

Cercidiphyllum japonicum var. sinense China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English China June 16, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant […]

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13 reasons to visit the Arnold Arboretum today (or very very soon)

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 8, 2017

13 reasons to visit the Arnold Arboretum today (or very very soon)

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Rays of sunshine will appear. Mountain witch alder is in peak flower and extremely fragrant (Fothergilla major 23195*A). Note, these flowers lack petals – you are mostly looking at pollen-producing stamens. Young catalpa leaves are still deep red and emerging from their winter buds (Catalpa fargesii 394-2009*B). Nikko fir pollen cones are yellow – tap […]

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Walk Into a Forest, Breathe Deeply, Repeat as Needed

by Nancy Rose
November 11, 2016