A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 6

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 15, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 6

Staff from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and colleagues from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium are embarking this fall on a plant collecting trip in the Appalachian Mountains region, the conservation partnership’s first expedition in North America in its 30-year history. Our intrepid explorers—Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, Propagator Sean Halloran, and Living […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 5

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
October 10, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 5

Sean records associated plant species at Cherokee National Forest

Staff from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and colleagues from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium are embarking this fall on a plant collecting trip in the Appalachian Mountains region, the conservation partnership’s first expedition in North America in its 30-year history. Our intrepid explorers—Head of Horticulture Andrew Gapinski, Propagator Sean Halloran, and Living […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 4

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 27, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 3

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 25, 2019

A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 2

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 16, 2019

My quest for a great winged elm for the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 16, 2019

My quest for a great winged elm for the Arboretum

winged bark

On Saturday, I joined the Arnold Arboretum collecting expedition in the northwest corner of Georgia. Here, the low mountains are covered with some of the richest diversity of woody plants anywhere in North America. In addition to Andrew Gapinski (Head of Horticulture), Sean Halloran (Plant Propagator), and Jared Rubinstein (Living Collections Fellow), we were joined […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 9, 2019

Foraging frenzy

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
July 1, 2019

A partnership for plants

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
June 8, 2018

A partnership for plants

Corylus fargesii

I recall my first visit to the US National Arboretum in November of 2001. I was a Putnam Fellow working with Peter Del Tredici (then Director of Living Collections and now Senior Research Scientist Emeritus), and we were attending the annual meeting of the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC). NACPEC is a loose confederation […]

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Post from the Field: Chasing Wilson in Northern Sichuan

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections, and Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture
October 16, 2017

Post from the Field: Chasing Wilson in Northern Sichuan

NACPEC Sichuan 2017

After mentioning plant collecting in China, we often get the question: “Why there?” Well, some 30,000 species are native to the Middle Kingdom, many growing in temperate climates quite similar to that of New England. Illustrating this point is that among the Arboretum’s wild-collected plants, over 25% hail from China, second only to the United […]

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