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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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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