Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 15, 2020

Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910

Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910

Acer griseum with mountains beyond, China 1910 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with mountains beyond Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Daningchang, Sichuan Sheng, China June 24, 1910 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. On February 26, 1910 Ernest Henry Wilson undertook a Second […]

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Malus honanensis, China, Honan

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 1, 2020

Peak Spruce

by Jonathan Damery, Editor of Arnoldia
February 28, 2020

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 28, 2020

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

The Food Explorer

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out […]

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Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Explorers' Sketchbooks

Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure by Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers’ kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. Explorers’ Sketchbooks showcases 70 such sketchbooks, […]

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A Continuing Legacy of Conserving Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 1, 2020

A Continuing Legacy of Conserving Plants

Conservation at the Arnold Arboretum

Dedicated to stewardship and discovery, the Arnold Arboretum advances conservation programs as a priority. Founding Director Charles Sprague Sargent set the stage as author of the Forestry Census of 1884, a groundbreaking document in the formation of US conservation policy. Sargent also initiated the Arboretum’s pioneering work in plant exploration, extending global reach to our […]

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Sciadopitys verticillata, Japanese Umbrella Pine, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 5, 2019

Sciadopitys verticillata, Japanese Umbrella Pine, 1905

Tree habit with wooden temple buildings, a lake and hills in the background

Sciadopitys verticillata [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with wooden temple buildings, a lake and hills in the background Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Chuzenji, Lake, Tochigi, Japan August 10, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. In April 1886, John George Jack visited […]

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Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 18, 2019

Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899

Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899

Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899 Alternate Title: Junction of Meadow and Forest Hills Roads in the snow with the Bussey Institution in the background and a Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioica) in the foreground Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Forest Hills Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States Meadow Road, Arnold […]

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Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 7, 2019

Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980

Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) on Bussey Hill with the State Laboratory complex in the background

Bussey Hill, winter, Cedar of Lebanon, 1980 Alternate Title: Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) on Bussey Hill with the State Laboratory complex in the background Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Bussey Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Sheila Connor […]

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Group of men sitting among trees, Ooryong-too [Ulleungdo Island], Korea, 1917

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 9, 2019

Group of men sitting among trees, Ooryong-too [Ulleungdo Island], Korea, 1917

Group of men sitting among trees

Ooryong-too (Dagelet Is.) Alternate Title: Group of men sitting among trees Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876-1930, American, English 1917 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It is […]

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