Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 30, 2020

Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020

Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020

Prunings outside Hunnewell Building at dusk, 2020 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts February 27, 2020 Just one part of the Arboretum workflow includes careful and deliberate pruning of trees in the landscape. These cuttings, often seen placed at the side of the paved Arboretum roads, are chipped for mulch […]

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Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 9, 2020

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Front façade of the Hunnewell Building in the evening with the new lights on Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 1990 A larger version of this image is available […]

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Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti, 1973

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 31, 2020

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti, 1973

Interns and Bob Famiglietti 1973

Horticultural interns with Bob Famiglietti (Horticultural Technologist, 1973-2001?), 1973 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States June 1973 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 […]

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Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 18, 2019

Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899

Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899

Roads, winter, junction, snow, 1899 Alternate Title: Junction of Meadow and Forest Hills Roads in the snow with the Bussey Institution in the background and a Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioica) in the foreground Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Forest Hills Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States Meadow Road, Arnold […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 24, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks on Hemlock Hill

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916 Photograph by George R. King, American Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1916 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. George R. King, author of One Hundred Views of American Parks, photographed many early landscape views of the Arboretum grounds. Lisa Pearson, […]

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Willow Path view towards the Maple (Acer) Collection, Summer 1982

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 15, 2019

Willow Path view towards the Maple (Acer) Collection, Summer 1982

Willow Path view towards the Maple (Acer) Collection

Paths, summer, Willow Path restoration, 1982 Alternate Title: Willow Path view towards the Maple (Acer) Collection Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Willow Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States September 1982 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library in […]

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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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