Visitors, Crabapple Sunday, 1936
Photograph by Donald Wyman
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
May 10, 1936
The Arnold Arboretum offers public events and education programs throughout the year to promote “understanding and appreciation of plant life in its full complexity.” These activities are designed for a range of audiences, from children to adults and novices to experts.
The Arboretum’s core collection of Malus species (apples and crabapples) is located on the north and east sides of Peters Hill. Back in 1936, visitors would often take the Boston Elevated via Forest Hills Station to see the Arboretum’s Crabapple Trees.
Donald Wyman’s work at the Arnold Arboretum focused on the horticultural evaluation of ornamental trees and shrubs, and the practical application of horticultural information through lectures, publications, and public display. His papers reflect his years of dedication to the study and advancement of horticulture within the academic community and in service of the gardening public.
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