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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Holly berries covered in snow, Arborway Gate, December 2019

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 19, 2019

Holly berries covered in snow, Arborway Gate, December 2019

Holly berries covered in snow

Holly berries covered in snow, Arboretum Main Gate, December 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arborway Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts December 11, 2019 This Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ [120-98*J], Aquifoliaceae family, was first accessioned in 1998 and is described by horticulturalist Michael Dirr as “superior when the red fruits are framed by snow.”1 This common […]

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Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 12, 2019

Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting

John Kost, left, and Barry Johnson, citizen foresters for the nonprofit group The Greening of Detroit, plant a tree in the Osborn neighborhood in Detroit in 2016. Photo by Carlos Osorio/AP.

Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting Detroiters were refusing city-sponsored “free trees.” A researcher found out the problem: she was the first person to ask them if they wanted them. by Brentin Mock for CityLab A landmark report conducted by University of Michigan environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor in 2014 warned of the “arrogance” of […]

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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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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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Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 23, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts September 23, 2019 September 24-30, 2019 is Climate Preparedness Week at the Arnold Arboretum, and we have a slew of activities lined up for participants of all ages. The initiative cannot come soon enough–despite evident lack […]

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The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 23, 2019

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens by Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture–Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the […]

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5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

Drumlin Farm crop manager Matt Celona hand waters a row of Swiss Chard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use by Miriam Wasser for EarthWhile, WBUR The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out with a new report Thursday examining how land use contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. The report, Climate Change and Land, is the second […]

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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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Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 25, 2019

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988

Lilacs, summer, restoration project, 1988 Alternate Title: Lilacs (Syringa) beside Bussey Hill Road in the second year of the lilac restoration project Photograph by István Racz, Hungarian August 1988 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. On May 25, 1908, when the Boston Daily Globe published the headline “LILAC SUNDAY AT […]

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