A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 12, 2018

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard by David Foster An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected. Full of surprises, bedecked with gorgeous photographs and maps, and supported by unprecedented […]

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Thoreau and the Language of Trees

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 12, 2018

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 15, 2017

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in […]

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Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 14, 2017

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929 Photograph by Susan Delano McKelvey (1883-1964, American) Lake Tahoe, California, United States December 19, 1929 Susan Delano McKelvey was born in 1883 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Bryn Mawr, class of 1906, she married a young attorney, Charles Wylie McKelvey, in 1907. A socialite, cousin of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, […]

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Summer Interns of 1995

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 30, 2017

Summer Interns of 1995

Summer Interns of 1995

Summer Interns of 1995 Photograph by Karen Madsen Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States July 1995 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by the descendants of […]

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Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 16, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 9, 2017 Larissa noticed the morning moon and jet stream perfectly framed in the clear sky above The Hunnewell Building, and shot the moment with her phone. The library staff member couldn’t resist sharing the […]

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And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 1, 2017

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest John Hirsch chronicles the research, scientists, and ephemera of the Harvard Forest–a 3,750-acre research forest in Petersham, Massachusetts. Essays by David Foster, Clarisse Hart, and Margot Anne Kelley expand the scope of this photographic exploration at the nexus of science and art. Hirsch is attentive to both the […]

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Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 16, 2017

Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

The Alexander Apple 1818. Watercolour by William Hooker (1779-1832)

Heritage Apples People have been growing apples for centuries – developing thousands of apple varieties, each with their own unique taste and appearance. Sadly, many of these varieties have disappeared or are very rare. In 1805 Thomas Knight, one of the founder members of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), encouraged gardeners to experiment with producing […]

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Acer sacchrum, fall, Faxon Pond, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 7, 2017

Acer sacchrum, fall, Faxon Pond, 1936

Faxon Pond with Sugar Maples (Acer sacchrum) in fall color and the Shrub Collection in the background

Acer sacchrum, fall, Faxon Pond, 1936 Alternate Title: Faxon Pond with Sugar Maples (Acer sacchrum) in fall color and the Shrub Collection in the background Photographer unknown Faxon Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1936 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Faxon Pond is named in […]

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Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 25, 2017

Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989

Albizzia julibrissin

Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 13, 1989 Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest-traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers of the early twentieth century. In 1918, Wilson collected seeds of Albizia juibrissin in […]

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