Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America’s eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable―until disaster struck in […]

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The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 1, 2019

Portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, J. E. Purdy & Co.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 1, 2019

Portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, J. E. Purdy & Co.

Charles Sprague Sargent

Charles Sprague Sargent Photograph by J. E. Purdy & Co., n.d. A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum did not come into existence full-formed, but had a long adolescence before it (literally) blossomed at 50. Our founding director, Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), prepared a 50-year report in 1922, […]

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Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2019

Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900

hickories

Roads, winter, Valley Road, hickories, 1900 Alternate Title: Hickory (Carya) Collection with a Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis) in the foreground and Valley Road in the background Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Valley Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1900 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS […]

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Hunnewell Building, winter 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 31, 2019

Hunnewell Building, winter 1970

Hunnewell Building

Hunnewell Building, winter, 1970 Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Hunnewell Building houses our Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, Library and Archives, and Herbarium. It was constructed in 1892 and fully renovated with improved accessibility and structural improvements […]

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Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 18, 2019

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1902 Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts January 1902 Hemlock (Tsuga spp). is our Tree of Month for January 2019. Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock) is a coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It is the main attraction at Hemlock Hill, a prominent feature of our […]

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Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ and Mountain Witch Alder, Arboretum Main Gate, 2018

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 27, 2018

Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ and Mountain Witch Alder, Arboretum Main Gate, 2018

Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow' and Mountain Witch Alder, Arboretum Main Gate, 2018

Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ and mountain witch alder, Arborway Gate, 2018 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Main Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts November 7, 2018 These two shrubs, just inside the Arboretum main gate (on your left), complement each other well as fall colors overtake the urban landscape. The Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ (holly) on the left […]

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Horticultural Interns, 1981

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 23, 2018

Horticultural Interns, 1981

Horticultural interns 1981

Horticultural Interns, 1981 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1981 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation, and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. Endowed by the descendants of H. H. Hunnewell and […]

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Quercus sargentiana Massachusetts, 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 24, 2018

Quercus sargentiana Massachusetts, 1925

Quercus sargentiana Massachusetts, 1925

Quercus sargentiana Massachusetts, 1925 Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson Brookline, Massachusetts November 28, 1925 A larger version of this image is available at Ernest Wilson’s New England Trees, hosted by Digital Commonwealth. Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization, founded in 2006, that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 16, 2018

Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923

Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923

Hemlock Hill, summer, ferns, 1923 Alternate Title: Woman wearing a hat standing among the ferns on Hemlock Hill Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1876-1930 (American, English) Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 15, 1923 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of […]

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