Spring larch pilgrimage

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 17, 2018

Catapulting pollen

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2018

Conifers from around the world; perennial wildflowers from New England

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 11, 2017

Conifers from around the world; perennial wildflowers from New England

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As autumn begins to set in, it is getting harder and harder to find woody plants in flower at the Arnold Arboretum. And, humans aren’t the only ones to lament the diminution of flowering in September – insects do too! Under the visionary leadership of Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture, the Arboretum has been working […]

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What’s Bugging You?

by Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia
April 12, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Prescient Pollination

by Danny Schissler, Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab
March 22, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Prescient Pollination

Corylus heterophylla var. sutchuenensis (Szechuan Filbert)

It’s the first week of spring, and with the promise of longer days and warmer temperatures comes the annual plight of the allergy sufferer. Look carefully, and you’ll see the earliest flush of flowers dangling whimsically throughout the Arboretum. Perhaps you’ve wondered why some trees begin their reproductive cycles so early in spring, before hardly an insect has shown up to work, so to […]

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Pollination in gymnosperms

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 20, 2011