Chamaerops excelsa China, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 19, 2019

Chamaerops excelsa China, 1914

Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees

Chamaerops excelsa China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Exterior view of a chapel with palm trees Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Belgian Roman Catholic Mission, Hui hsien, Gansu Sheng, China September 29, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Frank Nicholas Meyer began his career […]

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When spring is samara season

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
August 27, 2019

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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Frank Meyer with Castanea mollissima, China 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 13, 2017

Frank Meyer with Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Frank Meyer with Castanea mollissima, China 1913

Castanea mollissima China [Title from recto of mount.] Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) Santunying, Hebei Sheng, China June 01, 1913 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Frank Nicholas Meyer was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the Amsterdam Botanical Garden where […]

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Planned, Documented, and Shared: Plant Collections Network’s Next Chapter

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
April 7, 2017

Planned, Documented, and Shared: Plant Collections Network’s Next Chapter

Ginkgo biloba 466-2002-F

In a 2017 special issue of Public Garden Magazine (Volume 32), Curator of Living Collections Michael Dosmann considers the future of Plant Collections Network. This flagship program of the American Public Gardens Association partners with the USDA Agricultural Research Service to coordinate germplasm preservation and collections management strategies for North American public gardens. Plant Collections […]

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Mr. President, The First Lady, and their twin hatchlings at The National Arboretum

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 21, 2016

Mr. President, The First Lady, and their twin hatchlings at The National Arboretum

Eagles on nest, photograph by Sue Greeley

EAGLE CAM! Mr. President, The First Lady, and their twin hatchlings at The National Arboretum In 2014, a pair of mated bald eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within our nation’s Capital, Washington, DC, nestled high in a tulip poplar amid the Azalea Collection at the United States National Arboretum. This was the […]

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A wheelbarrow full of a Chinese early winter cabbage, Beijing 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 25, 2016

A wheelbarrow full of a Chinese early winter cabbage, Beijing 1913

Cart stacked with cabbages

Brassica pekinensis, China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Cart stacked with cabbages Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), Dutch, American Beijing Municipality, China October 19, 1913 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the Amsterdam […]

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Frank Meyer caravan, Chili Province near Yingtau-ko, 1913

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 14, 2016

Frank Meyer caravan, Chili Province near Yingtau-ko, 1913

Caravan of mules and donkeys on a pass in mountains

China – Chili Province near Yingtau-ko [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Caravan of mules and donkeys on a pass in mountains Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Dutch, American Chili Province near Yingtau-ko, China September 13, 1913 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Frank Nicholas Meyer […]

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Check Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 4, 2015

Check Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

Since its discovery in the U.S. in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) has caused the loss of over 130,000 trees. The exotic pest bores through the tissues that carry water and nutrients throughout the tree, starving and weakening the tree until it dies. Early detection is important in stopping the spread of ALB because […]

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Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 18, 2013

Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

Castanea mollissima

[chestnut_gallery2] In our last post we learned about the chestnut and its great value for food and timber. This time around we’ll see what happens to a species, in this case the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), in the face of introduced disease. Chestnut Blight and the Pennsylvania Chestnut Tree Blight Commission Chestnut bark blight fungus […]

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