Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 4, 2019

Ned Friedman addresses the Passion for Knowledge festival (video)

Ned Friedman at P4K

William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, is among the featured guests and plenary lecturers at The Passion for Knowledge (P4K) festival in San Sebastián, Spain. Professor Friedman delivered a lecture entitled “Who dicovered evolution” at the collective celebration of learning and curiosity, […]

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My quest for a great winged elm for the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 16, 2019

My quest for a great winged elm for the Arboretum

winged bark

On Saturday, I joined the Arnold Arboretum collecting expedition in the northwest corner of Georgia. Here, the low mountains are covered with some of the richest diversity of woody plants anywhere in North America. In addition to Andrew Gapinski (Head of Horticulture), Sean Halloran (Plant Propagator), and Jared Rubinstein (Living Collections Fellow), we were joined […]

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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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Engaging people with plants – PPP2019

by Alun Salt
September 5, 2019

Boston Sunday Review: Ned Friedman

by William (Ned) Friedman
August 19, 2019

A beautiful parasite

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
August 19, 2019

El último misterio que persiguió a Darwin

by BBC News Mundo
August 6, 2019

El último misterio que persiguió a Darwin

Charles Darwin

Un misterio persiguió a Darwin hasta sus últimos días. ¿Cómo habían surgido las flores? ¿Cómo se habían dispersado y diversificado tan rápido? ¿La naturaleza daba saltos? De ser así toda su teoría podía estar en peligro. Esto y muchas otras cosas sobre ese “misterio abominable” lo podéis encontrar en el artículo basado en el trabajo de William Friedman.

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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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Spruce cone colors at peak

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
May 18, 2019

Arboretum gets a solar boost

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