Liriodendron tulipifera, Arnold Arboretum, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 11, 2018

Liriodendron tulipifera, Arnold Arboretum, 1989

Liriodendron tulipifera, Arnold Arboretum, 1989

Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, Arnold Arboretum, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 13, 1989 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 […]

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Connecting You to the Natural World

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
May 10, 2018

Connecting You to the Natural World

Public Programs Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum is a living museum of plants, and the growing season offers the perfect time to explore its meaning and diversity. From opportunities to learn about important topics in classes and lectures to informal gatherings in the landscape like Tree Mobs™ and Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion Open Houses, the Arboretum strives to engage […]

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Billions of buds are opening

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 8, 2018

Billions of buds are opening

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Come. Now! There is an urgency to the explosion of billions of buds in the Arnold Arboretum right now. For the better part of a year, this growing season’s leaves and flowers have been encased in the dormant buds of every tree, shrub, and liana, waiting for the appropriate environmental signals to engorge with water, swell, […]

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Spring at last!

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
May 2, 2018

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 2, 2018

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018

Magnolia salicifolia 'Wada's Memory'

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arborway Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA April 23, 2018 Warmer spring temperatures in late April brought this Magnolia specimen into bloom along the Arborway. This deciduous tree (a cultivar of Willowleaf Magnolia) is hard to miss when you enter through the […]

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Preserving an Extraordinary Living Collection

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
April 20, 2018

Preserving an Extraordinary Living Collection

Preservation Dig Deeper

The Living Collections of the Arnold Arboretum represent an unparalleled resource for appreciating and understanding our natural world. Our decade-long initiative to expand and enhance the collections comes at a time when global change poses serious threats to Earth’s biodiversity. The Campaign for the Living Collections seeks to acquire some 400 species of plants from […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 16, 2018

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936

Hunnewell Building, summer, climbing hydrangea, 1936 Alternate Title: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) in the side of the Hunnewell Building Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1936 On Thursday, May 3, join horticulturalist Jen Kettell for The Straight Talk on Hydrangeas. Her talk begins at 6:00pm and will include a walk […]

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Cryptomeria fever

by Jonathan Damery
April 6, 2018

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 29, 2018

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945

Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa, Arnold Arboretum, 1945 [Title from recto of mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States September 1945 Tilia tomentosa, also known as silver linden in the United States and silver lime in the United Kingdom, is a species of flowering plant in the family […]

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Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 19, 2018

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966

Snow Scenes, winter, conifers, 1966 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Conifer Collection in the snow Photograph by Howard, Heman Arthur, American Conifer Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 3, 1966 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Herman Howard joined the Arnold Arboretum staff in 1929 […]

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