Urban Soil: Problems and Promise

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
June 3, 2020

Improving paths on Peters Hill

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
April 7, 2020

Confronting Climate Change at an Urban Grassland: Preserving and Restoring the Grasslands at Green-Wood

by Joseph Charap, Sara Evans, and Frank S. Rossi
March 24, 2020

Confronting Climate Change at an Urban Grassland: Preserving and Restoring the Grasslands at Green-Wood

View of the Green-Wood Cemetery from above.

According to standard ecoregion mapping of North America, New York City falls squarely within the eastern broadleaf forest—an ecosystem characterized by an overstory of tall, broadleaf trees, like American beech (Fagus grandifolia) and white oak (Quercus alba). The on-the-ground reality, however, is made obvious in the air: a plane flying low into LaGuardia International Airport […]

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Enhancing our urban ecosystem

by Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener I
March 29, 2019

Enhancing our urban ecosystem

perennial planting peters hill

By Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener I   At the Arnold Arboretum, we continuously strive to increase the health of our plant collections, improve the aesthetics of our landscape, and support and enhance ecosystem health across our 281 acres of urban greenspace. We do this by thinking critically about landscape […]

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