Cracking a shellbark case

by Jonathan Damery
October 30, 2018

Horticultural Interns, 1981

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 23, 2018

Horticultural Interns, 1981

Horticultural interns 1981

Horticultural Interns, 1981 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1981 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by the descendants of H. H. Hunnewell and […]

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Glowing brilliant red Chinese endemic shrubs at the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 22, 2018

Glowing brilliant red Chinese endemic shrubs at the Arboretum

Heptacodium miconioides

Seventy-three years is a long wait. That’s what it took between the Arnold Arboretum’s Ernest Henry Wilson (the great explorer of Asian plant biodiversity in the early twentieth century) first observing seven son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) in Hubei in 1907 and its arrival in the living collections here in Boston. Only in 1980, with the […]

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Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from The Meadow, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 16, 2018

Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from The Meadow, 2017

Toad

Toad outside Hunnewell Building and across from the meadow, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts May 19, 2017 Larissa (Library Assistant) had finished parking her Jeep when she happened to look down at some movement on the ground. The amphibian seemed to be resting and calm. Larissa was hesitant […]

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Collecting in Rouge River-Siskiyou and the Klamath National Forests

by Kyle Port, Manager of Plant Records and Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
September 5, 2018

Collecting in Rouge River-Siskiyou and the Klamath National Forests

Kyle Port collects Viburnum ellipticum

The Campaign for the Living Collections is an ambitious, 10-year initiative of plant exploration, propagation, and collections development—a major effort to increase and diversify the living collection of the Arnold Arboretum. For the duration of the Campaign, the Arboretum is mounting four to five collecting expeditions each fall, both in temperate habitats in North America […]

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Acer triflorum silhouetted, Fujiko Nakaya “Fog x FLO” installation, Summer 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2018

Acer triflorum silhouetted, Fujiko Nakaya “Fog x FLO” installation, Summer 2018

Acer triflorum silhouetted, Fujiko Nakaya Fog x FLO installation, Summer 2018

Acer triflorum silhouetted, Fujiko Nakaya “Fog x FLO” installation, Summer 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Accessibility ramp, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts August 24, 2018 Morning is an extraordinary time to see highlights of the living collections at the Arnold Arboretum. In August 2018, artist Fujiko Nakaya began her immersive fog sculpture installation […]

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China – Shantung Lung Tung Mountains

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 23, 2018

China – Shantung Lung Tung Mountains

China - Shantung Lung Tung Mountains

China – Shantung Lung Tung Mountains [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Trees and vegetation growing on a sedimentary rock formation Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American. Lung Tung Mountains, Jinan, Shandong Sheng, China September 25, 1907 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Koelreuteria paniculata, commonly known […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 16, 2018

Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923

Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923

Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923 Alternate Title: Woman wearing a hat standing among the ferns on Hemlock Hill Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876-1930 (American, English) Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 15, 1923 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of […]

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Poliothyrsis sinensis: Chinese pearlbloom

by Jonathan Damery
August 2, 2018

Poliothyrsis sinensis: Chinese pearlbloom

As a kid, I was obsessed with seed catalogues. My mom read them with a highlighter, selecting tomatoes and marigolds, zinnias and cucumbers for the summer garden, and I would imitate her, arraying the catalogues around myself on the couch, scrutinizing the photographs, and imagining a garden filled with lurid oddities. Eventually, however, I discovered […]

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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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