The Walter Street “Berrying” Ground

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

Diana Oh’s CLAIRVOYANCE: Tree Planting Installation at the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 27, 2020

Improving paths on Peters Hill

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
April 7, 2020

New life for old trees

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
April 3, 2020

Golden larches never disappoint

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 18, 2019

NestWatch program connects science and birdwatching

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
June 17, 2019

NestWatch program connects science and birdwatching

bluebird

This spring, the Arboretum’s Visitor Engagement department launched our inaugural “Arboretum NestWatch” volunteer program. Since then, our small group of trained volunteers have been diligently monitoring the 30 nest boxes located on our grounds and submitting their observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch project, a citizen science initiative that uses data gathered from […]

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Flowering habits

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
May 1, 2019

Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2019

Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936

Crabapple Sunday

Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936 Photograph by Donald Wyman Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 10, 1936 The Arnold Arboretum offers public events and education programs throughout the year to promote “understanding and appreciation of plant life in its full complexity.” These activities are designed for a range of audiences, from children to adults […]

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Freshmen musings from New Mission High

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
October 2, 2018

Carbon tax on beech trees!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 1, 2018

Carbon tax on beech trees!

Beech drops

A serendipitous encounter with a magnificent population of beech-drops on Peters Hill has really made my week. Beech-drops (Epifagus virginiana) is a flowering plant whose ancestors lost the ability to photosynthesize. It obtains all of its organic carbon by invading the fine roots of American beech trees (Fagus grandifolia). Not a touch of green can […]

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