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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A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 3

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 25, 2019

Chamaerops excelsa China, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 19, 2019

Chamaerops excelsa China, 1914

Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees

Chamaerops excelsa China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Belgian Roman Catholic Mission, Hui hsien, Gansu Sheng, China September 29, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America: Part 2

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 16, 2019

Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind, Yunnan, China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 13, 2019

Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind, Yunnan, China, 1922

Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind

[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Three pagodas with buildings and mountains behind Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock, 1884-1962, American, Austrian Yunnan Sheng, China May 4, 1922 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia from 1920 until […]

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A NACPEC expedition in North America

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
September 9, 2019

Sophora japonica (Scholar Tree) China, 1907

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 20, 2019

Sophora japonica (Scholar Tree) China, 1907

Tree trunk and roots with a building in the background

Sophora japonica China Alternate Title: Tree trunk and roots with a building in the background Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Ping tu, Hebei Sheng, China November 17, 1907 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career at the Amsterdam Botanical Garden where he […]

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Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka]

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka] Photograph by Richard H. Ree, 1973- Highway 317 from Qamdo to Lhasa, Tibet, China August 11, 2000 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard H. Ree received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2001 and […]

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Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 12, 2019

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910

Lilium formosum China, Ernest Henry Wilson, 1910 Alternate Title: Flower Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876-1930, American, English July 14, 1910 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 […]

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Notes from the field – a Japanese maple in May

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
June 10, 2019

Notes from the field – a Japanese maple in May

Several mature Acer pycnanthum (left side) growing among other broadleaved trees in Sendanbayashi – note the grayish-green leaves

Most of the temperate trees and shrubs that grow in the Arnold Arboretum’s living collections ripen their fruits in late summer or autumn. As a result, expeditions to wild places to collect seed take place around the same time. Unfortunately, this means our collections may lack species whose fruits are ripe for the picking much […]

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