Earliest spring is red

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 30, 2019

Earliest spring is red

silver maple flower

Early spring flowering is well underway at the Arnold Arboretum. Of special note today, are those wind-pollinated species whose flowers are essentially reduced to little more than the structures that produce pollen or seeds (no need for showy petals to attract pollinators). Among temperate woody plants, these early spring wind-pollinated taxa typically have unisexual flowers, […]

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Willows in flower

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 26, 2016

Willows usher in spring

by Nancy Rose
March 14, 2016

Arboretum Putnam Fellows Announced

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 21, 2014

Arboretum Putnam Fellows Announced

2014 Putnam Fellows

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce that Dr. Ailene Ettinger and Dr. Jessica Savage were awarded Putnam Fellowships in Plant Science to conduct independent research utilizing the Arboretum’s plant collections. Ailene Ettinger received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington where she studied the role of climate and competition in […]

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