This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard. Hopkins, […]
Greenhouses, summer, Dana Greenhouses, 1970 Alternate Title: Alfred Fordham (left) and George Pride (right) standing beside a bench in greenhouses Photograph by Pamela Bruns Dana Greenhouses, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1970 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. The Charles Stratton Dana Greenhouses opened in 1962 at the […]
At a “switch-throwing” ceremony at the Weld Hill Research and Education Building, officials from Harvard University, the city of Boston, and the greater community celebrated the completion of the Arboretum’s newest and largest renewable energy project and the push for carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
The small, fast Telico River is a jewel of east Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. Its clear waters tumble past moss-covered riverbanks while mountain laurels (Kalmia latifolia) abound on the steep, rocky hillsides. My father often fly-fishes there, casting for the brook trout that sway beneath the rapids. When the Arboretum’s mountain laurels explode with flowers […]
In experiments conducted at the Arboretum, Elizabeth Wolkovich and colleagues showed that plant genetics can help provide more accurate predictions of when plants will break bud in spring as climate change progresses. Read more on phys.org.
Nearly 1,300 solar panels will provide renewable energy to the Weld Hill Research Building, the third such project at the Arboretum and the largest at Harvard to date. Support a more sustainable future for the Arboretum by sponsoring a solar panel.
Sponsor solar power at the Arboretum Support renewable energy for the Weld Hill Research Building Help us Conserve! Help us build resiliency in the face of climate change and reach carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Support the Weld Hill Solar Project by sponsoring one or multiple panels at $1000 each, and invest in a […]
At Weld Hill, the Arboretum is constructing its third and largest solar project, with nearly 1,300 solar panels bringing renewable energy to its advanced research and teaching facility. Read more in the Harvard Gazette