Paths, summer, Willow Path restoration, 1982
Alternate Title: Willow Path view towards the Maple (Acer) Collection
Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- )
Willow Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library in 1970, and retired in 2012 as Horticultural Research Archivist. Sheila’s visionary leadership brought the library and its collections into the digital age. Along with creating and curating the Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum in 1984, Sheila supervised renovations to the Hunnewell Building in 1993, and wrote New England Natives, a defining book about the Arnold Arboretum and the trees of the New England.
Willow Path is one of the most popular trails for visitors at The Arnold Arboretum. It starts just inside the Main Arborway gate once you enter on the left, and its features include willows, maples, and the Bradley Rosaceous Collection. Read more about Arboretum pathways and evolving approaches to visitor access in the landscape in the fall/winter 2019-20 issue of Silva [pdf].
Maples are The Arnold Arboretum Tree of the Month for October 2019.
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