Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2018

Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

Sciadopitys vericillata [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Two tree trunks with a man standing in between and a wooden fence and building behind 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 […]

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Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2018

Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

Sciadopitys verticillata Japan [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) American, English Koya-san, Kii province, Hondo, Japan. December 3, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the most prolific, renowned, and farthest traveled plant […]

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On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 22, 2018

On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

Snowy mountaintop

[China (Yunnan)] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China July 8, 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 1949 collecting plants for various institutions including the U.S. […]

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Botanizing in the “Mother of Gardens”

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
January 10, 2018

Botanizing in the “Mother of Gardens”

China Expedition 2017_Jonathan Shaw

With three to four times the botanical diversity of North America, China is a hotspot in our search for rare and unusual plants. Last September, the Arboretum joined a two-week expedition in Sichuan with the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC). Harvard Magazine’s Jonathan Shaw shares the compelling story of the team’s journey, unforeseen challenges, […]

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The mighty Amnyi Machen Range, Tibet, 1926

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 21, 2017

The mighty Amnyi Machen Range, Tibet, 1926

The mighty Amnyi Machen Range, Tibet, 1926

Tibet (Amnyi Machen). The mighty Amnyi Machen Range. [Title from recto of photo mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) A’nyêmaqên Mountains, Qinghai Sheng, China July 20, 1926 [Date from Diary.] A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. “It was a difficult climb to the summit […]

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The Arnold Arboretum Collector’s Tool Kit: A new resource for expedition collectors

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
December 19, 2017

The Arnold Arboretum Collector’s Tool Kit: A new resource for expedition collectors

Expedition toolkit_pages

As The Campaign for the Living Collections sources new, rare, and endangered plant material for the Arnold Arboretum Living Collections, it also generates new knowledge and best practices for conducting expeditions. To document this information and share it with the botanical garden community, the Arboretum has created a Expedition Tool Kit [pdf] which will serve […]

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Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 14, 2017

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929

Libocedrus decurrens, Lake Tahoe, 1929 Photograph by Susan Delano McKelvey (1883-1964, American) Lake Tahoe, California, United States December 19, 1929 Susan Delano McKelvey was born in 1883 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Bryn Mawr, class of 1906, she married a young attorney, Charles Wylie McKelvey, in 1907. A socialite, cousin of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, […]

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A Continuing Legacy of Conserving Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
November 9, 2017

A Continuing Legacy of Conserving Plants

Conservation at the Arnold Arboretum

Dedicated to stewardship and discovery, the Arnold Arboretum advances conservation programs as an institutional 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 […]

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North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 6, 2017

North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980

North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980

North Meadow, fall, Dawn Redwood, 1980 Alternate Title: North Meadow with a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) on the right Photograph by Carl Lobig North Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States October 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog. Metasequoia glyptostroboides, popularly known in the west […]

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Collaborating in the Coastal Southeast: A Multi-Institution Expedition along the Coasts of North and South Carolina

by Jenna Zukswert, Living Collections Fellow and Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator
October 31, 2017

Collaborating in the Coastal Southeast: A Multi-Institution Expedition along the Coasts of North and South Carolina

COSE Team Members 2017

The Arnold Arboretum is currently in the midst of a Campaign for the Living Collections, an ambitious effort to increase and diversify our living collections in the landscape. We, however, are not alone in aiming to enhance our temperate woody plant collections. As we learned in October, collaborations with other public gardens that are also […]

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