Mountain chestnut oaks outsmart squirrels!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 2, 2017

Mountain chestnut oaks outsmart squirrels!

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Two weeks ago, I wondered why the acorns of mountain chestnut oak (Quercus montana), like most other species in the white oak section of the genus, germinate soon after hitting the ground in the fall. This week, I excavated a seedling, and as you can see, the root system is already well developed, although the […]

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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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Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 8, 2017

Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

Dana Greenhouses interior, bonsai in cold storage, spring 1962

Greenhouses, spring, Dana Greenhouses interior, 1962 Alternate Title: Trees from the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection in winter storage in the Cold Storage Unit Photographer unknown Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 26, 1962 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses […]

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Producing the Next Generation of Plants

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
April 18, 2017

Producing the Next Generation of Plants

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For the accessioned plants at the Arnold Arboretum, life starts at the Dana Greenhouses. From testing how to coax seeds of novel species to germinate, to re-propagating lineages of plants important to history and research, propagation keeps our Living Collections in continuous renewal. Steered by expert staff, the Dana Greenhouses now mark 55 years of […]

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Minute plants at the Arnold Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 3, 2017

Sean Halloran

by Sean Halloran
April 3, 2017

Sean Halloran

Sean Halloran Plant Propagator 125 Arborway Boston, MA 02130 Phone: 617.384.5665 Email Education MS Plant & Environmental Science (2011) , Clemson University BS Horticulture (2009), Clemson University My career goal at the Arnold Arboretum is to turn every seed and cutting into a member of our Living Collections, as well as a teaching and learning […]

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Producing the Next Generation of Plants

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
December 14, 2016

Producing the Next Generation of Plants

Cultivation in the Dana Greenhouses

In response to the increasing threats to plant diversity from climate change and habitat destruction, the Arboretum has launched a decade-long initiative to acquire approximately 400 species from native populations across the temperate world. These additions will enhance the value of our Living Collections as an important resource for science, horticulture, public education, and conservation. […]

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Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 24, 2016

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Greenhouses, fall, Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, 1959 Alternate Title: Donald Wyman (left) and Alfred Fordham (right) examining plants that just arrived from Mexico Photograph by Heman Arthur Howard (American) Arboretum Greenhouses on Bussey Institution Site, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 8, 1928 A larger version of this image is […]

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Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, Fall 1928

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 20, 2016

Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, Fall 1928

Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, Fall 1928

Greenhouses, fall, Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, 1928 Alternate Title: Interior of the coldhouse with plants on the shelves in pots and boxes Photograph by Lord & Burnham Company Arboretum Greenhouses on Bussey Institution Site, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 8, 1928 A larger version of this image is available […]

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The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 2, 2016

The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

John Jack in Cuba, April 1927

Harvard University began its involvement with topical botany in Cuba in 1899 when Edwin Atkins (1850–1926), owner of the Soledad Plantation in Cuba, met with Harvard Professors Oakes Ames and George Goodale and established The Harvard Botanic Station for Tropical Research and Sugar Cane Investigation. In 1920, the ties between the garden and Harvard became […]

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