What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 21, 2019

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

What Linnaeus Saw

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing by Karen Magnuson Beil The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl Linnaeus, a radical thinker who revolutionized biology. In What Linnaeus […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 24, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks on Hemlock Hill

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916 Photograph by George R. King, American Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1916 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. George R. King, author of One Hundred Views of American Parks, photographed many early landscape views of the Arboretum grounds. Lisa Pearson, […]

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Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 23, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts September 23, 2019 September 24-30, 2019 is Climate Preparedness Week at the Arnold Arboretum, and we have a slew of activities lined up for participants of all ages. The initiative cannot come soon enough–despite evident lack […]

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Engaging people with plants – PPP2019

by Alun Salt
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957 Alternate Title: Dawson Pond nearly dry after a summer drought Photographer unknown Dawson Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1957 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Dawson Pond, located at the intersection of Meadow and Bussey Hill Roads, is named after Jackson […]

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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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