Urban Soil: Problems and Promise

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
June 3, 2020

Most people hate weeds. This botanist loves them.

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 8, 2020

Most people hate weeds. This botanist loves them.

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Peter Del Tredici is a world expert on ginkgo, but what interests him most these days are weeds, or what he calls “spontaneous urban vegetation.” Learn more about his work in this field, including thoughts about his book on the topic Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast, in a segment on WBUR’s Earthwhile with Barbara Moran.

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Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 9, 2020

Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983

Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983

Hunnewell Building, spring, flowering shrubs, 1983 Alternate Title: Front entrance of the Hunnewell Building framed by flowering shrubs Photograph by Gary Lee Koller Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1983 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Hunnewell Building houses our Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, Library and […]

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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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Confronting Climate Change at an Urban Grassland: Preserving and Restoring the Grasslands at Green-Wood

by Joseph Charap, Sara Evans, and Frank S. Rossi
March 24, 2020

Confronting Climate Change at an Urban Grassland: Preserving and Restoring the Grasslands at Green-Wood

View of the Green-Wood Cemetery from above.

According to standard ecoregion mapping of North America, New York City falls squarely within the eastern broadleaf forest—an ecosystem characterized by an overstory of tall, broadleaf trees, like American beech (Fagus grandifolia) and white oak (Quercus alba). The on-the-ground reality, however, is made obvious in the air: a plane flying low into LaGuardia International Airport […]

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Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2020

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922 Alternate Title: Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks among puddingstone boulders on Hemlock Hill Photograph by Charles Allerton Coolidge, 1858-1936, American Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 1922 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Charles Allerton Coolidge (1858–1936) was senior partner at Shepley, […]

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Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Expanding Opportunities for Undergraduate Education

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 18, 2020

Expanding Opportunities for Undergraduate Education

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As a partner in the educational mission of Harvard University, the Arboretum leverages its resources to support undergraduate education. Arboretum-based faculty and researchers, state-of-the-art laboratories, and the living collections provide field experiences for diverse Harvard classes ranging from the biology of plants and urban ecology to landscape design. A summer short course connects students with […]

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Owls of the Arboretum

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
January 27, 2020

Snow Scenes, winter, hemlocks, cedars, 1948

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 9, 2020

Snow Scenes, winter, hemlocks, cedars, 1948

Snow Scenes, winter, hemlocks, cedars, 1948

Snow Scenes, winter, hemlocks, cedars, 1948 Alternate Title: Carolina Hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) and Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) in the snow Photograph by Donald Wyman (1903-1993), Heman Arthur Howard Conifer Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 1948 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum offers […]

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