Bussey Brook, spring, Serviceberry, 1981

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 18, 2020

Bussey Brook, spring, Serviceberry, 1981

Bussey Brook with a Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) in bloom

Bussey Brook, spring, Serviceberry, 1981 Alternate Title: Bussey Brook with a Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) in bloom Photograph by Richard E. Weaver, 1943-2020, American Bussey Brook, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1981 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard E. Weaver joined the Arboretum in 1970 as horticultural taxonomist […]

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A living treasure in Boston

by Nell Porter Brown for the Harvard Gazette
June 14, 2020

Preparing for a drier future

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 1, 2020

Preparing for a drier future

Jed and Emma install automated system in the Explorers Garden

Major donor-funded initiative to safeguard collections from prolonged drought by Jon Hetman, Associate Director of External Relations and Communications   What does it take to grow and sustain Harvard’s tree museum for research, horticulture, and education in the twenty-first century? Since becoming director in 2011, William (Ned) Friedman has become increasingly concerned with this question, […]

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One out of eight plants at the Arboretum threatened with extinction

by Kathryn Richardson, Curatorial Assistant
May 18, 2020

One out of eight plants at the Arboretum threatened with extinction

Ginkgo biloba 466-2002-F

May 18 is celebrated around the world as Plant Conservation Day. Because botanists estimate that one in five plants are threatened with extinction globally, botanical gardens and arboreta play a critical role in preserving and sharing the germplasm of plants collected in the wild. Plant conservation is important at the Arboretum, where we collect, cultivate, […]

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Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 15, 2020

Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910

Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910

Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with mountains beyond Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Daningchang, Sichuan Sheng, China June 24, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. On February 26, 1910 Ernest Henry Wilson undertook a Second […]

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Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 9, 2020

Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983

Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983

Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983 Alternate Title: Front entrance of the Hunnewell Building framed by flowering shrubs Photograph by Gary Lee Koller Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1983 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Hunnewell Building houses our Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, Library and […]

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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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Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 9, 2020

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Front façade of the Hunnewell Building in the evening with the new lights on Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 1990 A larger version of this image is available […]

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Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2020

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922 Alternate Title: Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks among puddingstone boulders on Hemlock Hill Photograph by Charles Allerton Coolidge, 1858-1936, American Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 1922 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Charles Allerton Coolidge (1858–1936) was senior partner at Shepley, […]

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Roads, fall, Hemlock Hill Road, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Roads, fall, Hemlock Hill Road, 1936

Roads, fall, Hemlock Hill Road, 1936

Roads, fall, Hemlock Hill Road, 1936 Alternate Title: Hemlock Hill Road with a Canada Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis Pendula) Photographer uncredited Hemlock Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States October 16, 1936 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock) is a coniferous tree native to eastern […]

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