Why ‘plant blindness’ matters—and what you can do about it

by Christine Ro for BBC News
April 29, 2019

TreeVersity update: we’re halfway there!

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
April 18, 2018

TreeVersity update: we’re halfway there!

Treeversity Grid

Great news! Warm weather and sun are in the forecast, and after a long and dreary winter here in Boston, we’re finally seeing hints of green in the landscape. For researches at the Arnold Arboretum, this means fieldwork! As buds swell, cones open, and flowers bloom, a flurry of biological activity returns to the grounds–and […]

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Spring into Science! Tree Spotters and TreeVersity at the MIT Citizen Science Fair

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
February 19, 2018

Spring into Science! Tree Spotters and TreeVersity at the MIT Citizen Science Fair

MIT citizen science fair

At the Arboretum and across the globe, volunteers are challenging the notion that science happens behind closed doors. Citizen scientists—individuals who contribute their time and efforts towards observation and data collection—are transforming the nature of scientific discovery through their collaborative efforts with professional researchers. Around the world, citizen scientists work alongside professionals in fields ranging […]

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Volunteer for TreeVersity

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
October 4, 2017

Volunteer for TreeVersity

We’re happy to report that as of 3/11/2019, TreeVersity has reached 100% completion! Thanks to the efforts of 2,501 volunteers, our project data set now includes 227,861 classifications of 9,826 images from the Arboretum’s plant image database (ArbPIX). Using project data, we’ll assign new morphological and phenological tags to images in our database, improving its […]

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Arboretum Launches Plant Image Project “TreeVersity”

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 22, 2017

Arboretum Launches Plant Image Project “TreeVersity”

Treeversity Grid

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is preparing to share more details than ever before about its 15,000 collected plants. The best part—you can help make it happen! This fall, the Arboretum launches TreeVersity, a citizen science project designed to collect information on some 20,000 images […]

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