A flip of the switch to mitigate climate change

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
September 13, 2019

A flip of the switch to mitigate climate change

Weld Hill Solar Dedication

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.

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Kalmia latifolia

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
June 14, 2019

Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia flowers

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 […]

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Predicting early spring budburst with genetics against a climate change backdrop

by phys.org/The University of Montreal
May 8, 2019

Sponsor solar power at the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 6, 2019

Sponsor solar at the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 6, 2019

Sponsor solar at the Arboretum

Solar array Weld Hill

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 […]

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Arboretum gets a solar boost

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 25, 2019

Spotlight on seasonal shifts in trees

by Kristel Schoonderwoerd, Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum
April 8, 2019

Spotlight on seasonal shifts in trees

carya ovata bud burst

One of the joys of living in the temperate world is to experience the days lengthening in spring, the temperatures increasing, and our woody vegetation waking up in response. After a long hiatus, we suddenly see trees flushing flowers and leaves and we realize that their development has silently snuck up on us. These noiseless […]

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Science on the road

by Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
March 29, 2019

Science on the road

Science conference Hopkins

With the start of spring, we are all looking for a little inspiration and new life. I said goodbye to winter and hello to spring at a scientific conference in sunny California along with two graduate students in the Hopkins Lab, Ben Goulet and Austin Garner. There we shared exciting new research results and learned […]

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Design course opens students’ eyes to “plant blindness”

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
February 21, 2019

Design course opens students’ eyes to “plant blindness”

GSD arnold arboretum class

For three years now, master’s degree candidates in Field Methods and Living Collections, led by Rosetta S. Elkin and the Arboretum’s William “Ned” Friedman, have used social theory and a methodology that examines plant evolution, morphology, built neighborhoods, and landscape design to address “plant blindness”—the human tendency to take plants for granted, reducing them to a green fuzz in the background.

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A growing role as a living lab

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
January 17, 2019