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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Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Nor’easters exact toll on Arboretum trees

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Three consecutive nor’easters in March left their mark on the renowned tree collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, with some 30 Arboretum accessions lost or slated for removal due to major damage. The most devastating of the three storms at the Arboretum was the first, Winter Storm Riley, which slammed Boston and much […]

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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in the snow, 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2018

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in the snow, 2018

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Photograph by Larissa Glasser (197?-), American Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA March 8, 2018 Sometimes catching a moment in our landscape is a matter of opportunity and timing. With the lingering morning snow still fresh, the only sign of human intervention was the well-plowed Meadow Road (thanks to our Grounds crew). […]

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Felled by the wind

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 13, 2018

Felled by the wind

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More than 20 large trees in the Arnold Arboretum came down or were severely damaged in the brutal Nor’easter on March 1, including several centenarians with important provenance. Most of the trees toppled by the winds had significant rot or underlying structural issues; it was only a matter of time. Like us, trees age, grow […]

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Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 9, 2018

Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984

Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984

Snow Scenes, spring, Hunnewell Building, 1984 Alternate Title: Hunnewell Building in the snow with a fallen Japanese Umbrella Pine (Sciandopitys) Photograph by Gary Lee Koller Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 1984 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Gary Koller was Managing Horticulturist and Supervisor of […]

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Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 1, 2018

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, snow, 1966 Alternate Title: Meadow Road in the snow near the Linden (Tilia) Collection Photographer unknown Meadow Road, Linden Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States January 1966 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Commonly called linden, lime, and basswood, Tilia are mostly large, deciduous […]

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