Paperbark Maple Acer griseum

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
June 3, 2020

Sharing our collections through Google Arts and Culture

by Lisa Pearson, Head of Library and Archives
June 1, 2020

Sharing our collections through Google Arts and Culture

Growing a Museum Specimen on Google Arts and Culture

The stories of our plants have a new and expansive conduit for transmission around the globe. The Arnold Arboretum has partnered with Google Arts and Culture (GA&C), an immersive online learning platform that highlights over 2000 museum collections worldwide and offers access to more than 100,000 museum objects and views of eminent locations across Earth. […]

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Smooth and colorful bark

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 16, 2018

Smooth and colorful bark

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There is nothing quite so wonderful as the colors of smooth bark at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (we will deal with deeply furrowed bark another day). Without leaves and flowers to distract, bark can be the central focus of a winter outing. Here are twelve of my favorites in the digital equivalent of […]

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End of Year Favorites Part 1 (of 5): Encounters with Ornamental Bark

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 4, 2016

End of Year Favorites Part 1 (of 5): Encounters with Ornamental Bark

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No end of the calendar year should be without some sort of top five or ten list.  Herewith, today and for the next four days, some of my photographic memories of the venerable plants of the Arnold Arboretum in 2015. Acer griseum, paperbark maple, peeling bark, late afternoon in December (767-94*C) Platanus x acerifolia, London […]

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Wild Ambition at the Arboretum

by Alvin Powell for The Harvard Gazette
December 1, 2015

Traveling in the footsteps of “Chinese” Wilson

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 3, 2015

Traveling in the footsteps of “Chinese” Wilson

After four weeks in China in hot pursuit of new plant collections for the Arnold Arboretum as part of the Campaign for the Living Collections, Michael Dosmann, Curator of Living Collections, reports on his travels in Huanglong, located in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China: “Following our (North America China Plant Exploration Consortium) successful […]

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On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 30, 2015

On the trail of the elusive paperbark maple

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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has launched a 10-year initiative to expand and refine our collections of living plants–The Campaign for the Living Collections. This cross-institutional effort focused on plant exploration, collection, and production aims to enhance the Arboretum’s resources for research and conservation.  The Campaign kicked off officially in late summer with a […]

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