Mountain chestnut oaks outsmart squirrels!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 2, 2017

Mountain chestnut oaks outsmart squirrels!

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Two weeks ago, I wondered why the acorns of mountain chestnut oak (Quercus montana), like most other species in the white oak section of the genus, germinate soon after hitting the ground in the fall. This week, I excavated a seedling, and as you can see, the root system is already well developed, although the […]

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Quercus major Korea, 1917

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 12, 2017

Quercus major Korea, 1917

Quercus major Korea, 1917

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Korea July 9, 1917 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and […]

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Quercus Baronii China, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 5, 2017

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree covered hill Photograph by Joseph Hers (1884-1965), American, Belgian China, 1919 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Joseph Hers was an interpreter for the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Chengchow, and was superbly situated to collect […]

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