The living collections of the Arnold Arboretum hold many important trees, but few are as significant as two of its paperbark maples (Acer griseum) which are celebrating their hundredth anniversary this year.
by Jake J. Grossman, Arboretum Putnam Fellow In the spring of 2020, when cities like Boston have ground to a halt due to the novel coronavirus, T. S. Eliot’s nomination of April as the “cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land” certainly feels apt. The arrival of flowers seems incongruous amidst […]
China, Kan-su (Wan[g]-ts’ang Valley). Vegetation. [Title from recto of photo mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock, 1884-1962, American, Austrian Wangcang Gorge, Gansu Sheng, China September 12, 1926 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. “I took several pictures of the forests with their many species of trees, such as maples, […]