Seeing the forest for the trees

by Alvin Powell for The Harvard Gazette
March 21, 2019

The nature of sounds

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
November 15, 2018

Forest Bathing at the Arnold Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 31, 2017

Why is There a Shopping Cart in the Visitor Center?

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 1, 2017

Why is There a Shopping Cart in the Visitor Center?

Shopping Cart_Visitor Center

Shopping Cart (2016) by John C. Anderson Stop by our Visitor Center to check out a sculpture created by Roslindale artist John C. Anderson, titled In the Future We Will Build Our Shopping Carts Out of Sticks and Twigs in Order to Stock Up on The Bones of Our Children. In crafting a true-to-scale replica […]

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Introducing young teachers to the outdoor classroom

by Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education
November 22, 2016

Introducing young teachers to the outdoor classroom

Students explore North Woods

Each spring and fall, the Field Study Experiences utilizes the Arnold Arboretum’s North Woods as the ideal classroom for kids to experience the natural world. With volunteer guides, students venture into a small forest, overturn rotting logs, and observe soil-dwelling organisms with bug boxes and probes. The North Woods functions as an equally effective classroom […]

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Wild by Design

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
October 4, 2016

Wild by Design

Margie Ruddick

Margie Ruddick, ASLA, Landscape Architect Thursday, October 20, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? With beautiful images, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the […]

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Arboretum Scientist joins call for reassessment of non-native species in Nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 9, 2011

Arboretum Scientist joins call for reassessment of non-native species in Nature

Arnold Arboretum Senior Research Scientist Peter Del Tredici and 18 other ecologists from around the world signed an article in the journal Nature which argues against the pervasive bias promulgated against non-native species in ecology. The note in the comments section of Nature 474 (June 9, 2011) urges a reconsideration of non-native organisms based on […]

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