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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Arboretum’s Hunnewell Interns investigate soil health

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 8, 2015

Arboretum’s Hunnewell Interns investigate soil health

Hunnewell Interns 2015

This summer, the Arboretum hosted an exceptionally-driven and bright group of trainees participating in the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. The program offers students of horticulture and the plant sciences the opportunity to work in the Arboretum’s historic landscape with its world-renowned scientific collection of trees and shrubs, under the expert guidance of staff in […]

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