Samaras in the sun

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 10, 2018

Samaras in the sun

Acer samaras

This past week has been an unbroken streak of sunshine and intense blue skies in Boston, with crisp cold temperatures—perfect for extended walks in the Arnold Arboretum. As I wandered in the Maple Collection, one tree took my breath away, an Amur maple, Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala (701-63*E), whose translucent membranous winged fruits (samaras) collectively […]

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10 Beautiful Plants to Look for on a Fall Foliage Walk

by Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture
October 19, 2016

10 Beautiful Plants to Look for on a Fall Foliage Walk

Fall Foliage in the Leventritt Garden 10/18/2016

Leaf-peeping is a time-honored tradition in New England for visitors and residents alike. But you don’t need to leave the city to enjoy nature’s handiwork. Take a stroll through the Arnold Arboretum landscape to check out our tops picks for autumn color! 1. Cultivar of red maple (Acer rubrum ‘Schlesingeri’; 3256*A) located directly across Meadow Road from the […]

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Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 1, 2016

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979 Alternative Title: B. June Hutchinson and a man walking on Willow Path through the Maple (Acer) Collection Photographer unknown Willow Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Willow Path is one of the […]

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Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 14, 2016

Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990

Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990

Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Maple Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 3, 1990 A larger version of this image and additional views of this tree are available in our Plant Image Database. István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a […]

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Budburst!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 23, 2016

Magnificent Maples

by Nancy Rose
October 19, 2015

Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 15, 2015

Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp, 1980

Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp, 1980

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, 1980 Alternate Title: Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ), American Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold […]

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Spring planting underway in the Arboretum landscape

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 29, 2013

Spring planting underway in the Arboretum landscape

Though spring seemed to get a bit of a late start in Boston this year, spring planting is already well underway at the Arnold Arboretum. Staff horticulturists are adding many trees, shrubs, and vines from our nurseries to their new locations in the landscape. This season’s additions to the living collection—including about 75 individual trees—represent […]

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