5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

Drumlin Farm crop manager Matt Celona hand waters a row of Swiss Chard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use by Miriam Wasser for EarthWhile, WBUR The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out with a new report Thursday examining how land use contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. The report, Climate Change and Land, is the second […]

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Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America’s eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable―until disaster struck in […]

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Portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, J. E. Purdy & Co.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 1, 2019

Portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, J. E. Purdy & Co.

Charles Sprague Sargent

Charles Sprague Sargent Photograph by J. E. Purdy & Co., n.d. A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum did not come into existence full-formed, but had a long adolescence before it (literally) blossomed at 50. Our founding director, Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), prepared a 50-year report in 1922, […]

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019

by Larissa Glasser
April 25, 2019

Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019

Metasequoia spring 2019

Metasequoia glyptostroboides across from The Meadow, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts April 10, 2019 Metasequoia glyptostroboides, popularly known in the west as the “dawn redwood” and in Chinese as shui-sha (water fir), was discovered in the Hupeh (Hubei) Province on the border of Szechuan (Sichuan) Province in west […]

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Castanea mollissima, China 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 28, 2019

Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Castanea mollissima China 1913

Castanea mollissima China 1913 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Trees in row at a plantation Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) Santunying, Hebei Sheng, China June 01, 1913 A larger version of this photograph is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the […]

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Leafing through Glass Flowers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 22, 2019

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2019

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

Apples

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel J. Bussey, edited by Kent Whealy, published by JAK KAW Press LLC Apple illustrations courtesy of the USDA National Agricultural Library, Pomological Watercolor Collection, Special Collections. After 30 years of research and seven years of editing, The Illustrated History of Apples in […]

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E. H. Wilson’s search for Davidia involucrata

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 27, 2018

E. H. Wilson’s search for Davidia involucrata

Dove tree

Each year, the Explorer’s Garden is a riot of white when the Davidia involucrata, or dove trees, are in bloom. Before his employment at the Arboretum, a young Englishman named Ernest Henry Wilson was hired in 1899 by the Veitch Nursery firm to collect plants in China. In particular he was tasked with bringing back […]

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Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 14, 2018

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998

Fields flooded from overnight rains at Daocheng [Rubu], 1998 Photograph by David E. Boufford, (1941- ) Rubu, Daocheng Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China July 6, 1998 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. David Boufford is a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University Herbaria, a visiting scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, and […]

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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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