What’s blooming?

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
May 31, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

by Guest Writer: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, Artist and Author
May 9, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

Spirit Book #99 by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, and be a part of the mission to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind.  Over the next few months (the exhibit is on view until […]

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Billions of buds are opening

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 8, 2018

Billions of buds are opening

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Come. Now! There is an urgency to the explosion of billions of buds in the Arnold Arboretum right now. For the better part of a year, this growing season’s leaves and flowers have been encased in the dormant buds of every tree, shrub, and liana, waiting for the appropriate environmental signals to engorge with water, swell, […]

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Spring at last!

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
May 2, 2018

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 2, 2018

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018

Magnolia salicifolia 'Wada's Memory'

Magnolia salicifolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ by Arborway Gate, Spring 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arborway Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA April 23, 2018 Warmer spring temperatures in late April brought this Magnolia specimen into bloom along the Arborway. This deciduous tree (a cultivar of Willowleaf Magnolia) is hard to miss when you enter through the […]

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Spring larch pilgrimage

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

Two wheelbarrows

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 8, 2018

A Tangled Tree

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 3, 2018

A Tangled Tree

Yesterday, a genuine New England Nor’easter struck, with phenomenal winds and drenching rain, but fortunately for the trees, no snow. This storm brought to mind one of our old Japanese red pines (Pinus densiflora 16536*C), collected by Charles Sprague Sargent (first director of the Arnold Arboretum) in 1892 in Japan. It bears the scars of […]

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Some wonderful moments at the Arnold Arboretum in 2017

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 1, 2018

Some wonderful moments at the Arnold Arboretum in 2017

Highlights from 2017_DirectorsBlog

2017 has been a magnificent year at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. The trees, shrubs, and lianas dazzled, but of course, not in exactly the same way as in 2016, or for that matter, any other year since the dawn of time. To begin 2018, I share 12 moments from my wanderings in the […]

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Red-tailed hawk at the library, 2016

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 1, 2017

Red-tailed hawk at the library, 2016

Red-tailed hawk

Red-tailed hawk at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, 2016 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA May 4, 2016 We decided to present something a little different for this week’s featured image. We were processing journals in the early afternoon and by chance we looked up for […]

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