At Weld Hill, the Arboretum is constructing its third and largest solar project, with nearly 1,300 solar panels bringing renewable energy to its advanced research and teaching facility. Read more in the Harvard Gazette
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 […]
A Very Detailed, Interactive Map of Chicago’s Tree Canopy “It reveals some startling patterns.” via Atlas Obscura In June, the Chicago Regional Tree Initiative and Morton Arboretum released what they say is the most comprehensive tree canopy data set of any region in the U.S., covering 284 municipalities in the Chicago area. Now, that data […]
A partnership between the Arboretum and the U.S. Forest Service focuses on finding sustainable and effective methods of pest management to protect the health of our plants. The program also serves a broader scientific mission, identifying insect species moving into New England, and potentially through North America. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
As a leading institution for deepening understanding and appreciation of plants, horticulture, and biodiversity, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has been a longtime proponent of environmental sustainability. In addition to cutting edge research on climate change and its impact on plant life and ecosystems conducted at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building, the Arboretum […]
Speaking at a State Department forum on Tuesday, Harvard President Drew Faust said that universities can and must play a key role in developing solutions to climate change, citing the research, teaching, and convening strengths of research institutions. Read the Harvard Gazette article here.