Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 28, 2019

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993

Horticultural Interns, Summer 1993 Photograph by Peter Del Tredici Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1993 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by the descendants of […]

Continue reading


Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ and Mountain Witch Alder, Arboretum Main Gate, 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 27, 2018

Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ and Mountain Witch Alder, Arboretum Main Gate, 2018

Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow' and Mountain Witch Alder, Arboretum Main Gate, 2018

Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ and mountain witch alder, Arborway Gate, 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Main Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts November 7, 2018 These two shrubs, just inside the Arboretum main gate (on your left), complement each other well as fall colors overtake the urban landscape. The Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ (holly) on the left […]

Continue reading


Arboretum recognized for two new nationally accredited collections

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 12, 2018

Arboretum recognized for two new nationally accredited collections

Forsythia x intermedia 'Karl Sax' 253-2005-B Michael Dosmann

Ginkgo and Forsythia holdings acknowledged for research and conservation value by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist The Plant Collections Network (PCN) of the American Public Gardens Association recently bestowed national accreditation status to two genera in the Arnold Arboretum’s collections: Forsythia and Ginkgo. Along with six previously recognized genera—Acer (maple), Carya (hickory), Fagus (beech), […]

Continue reading


Arnold Arboretum researchers identify new hemlock species

by Laney Ruckstuhl for The Boston Globe
March 26, 2018

Amnesty for plants

by Peter Del Tredici for The Boston Globe
November 6, 2017

History of plant introductions from Japan

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 2, 2017

Growth strategies in eastern hemlock

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 2, 2017

Growth strategies in eastern hemlock

Peter Del Tredici

Peter Del Tredici (Arnold Arboretum Senior Research Scientist Emeritus) and David Orwig (Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist) examined natural populations of eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis. Published in Rhodora, they found that the populations employed a layering strategy that involves changing the growth orientation of branches which rejuvenated the populations in stressful environments. abstract »

Continue reading


Fungi colonization of nonnative plants

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 3, 2016

Fungi colonization of nonnative plants

Stacey Leicht-Young (2013 Putnam Fellow), Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and Peter Del Tredici (Senior Scientist Emeritus) collaborated on a project to examine the associations of nonnative plants with the native fungal community in the field. They found that Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. or Oriental bittersweet is colonized by native endomycorrhizal fungi, potentially aiding the ability of oriental bittersweet to move into new landscapes. abstract »

Continue reading


Tough Decisions Make a Fine Collection

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 27, 2015

Tough Decisions Make a Fine Collection

Stewartia Flower

Removing a tree from this public arboretum can trigger a variety of questions and emotions, from visitors and staff alike. This will likely be the case when Acc. # 661-70*B, Stewartia pseudocamillia, situated next to the walkway to the Hunnewell Building, is removed.  The decision, though considered with great thought, was not difficult to make […]

Continue reading


Ginkgo microbiome

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
November 21, 2014