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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recent expeditions in China and Idaho are just the start of a 10-year campaign to collect some 400 species with aims to strengthen the scientific and conservation value of the Arboretum’s living collections.
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 […]
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 […]