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Collections Up Close: Lindens in the Landscape

June 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free
Sunday, June 21, 1:00–3:00pm, Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum

The Tilia (linden) collection is the largest genus of summer-flowering trees in the Arnold Arboretum–nearly 150 trees are in the collection, most along Meadow road. In late June and early July, they are at the height of their bloom, providing an exceptional opportunity for study, comparison, and enjoyment. Linden flowers attract pollinating bees and appreciative visitors with their wonderful, enticing fragrance.

Join us on Meadow Road for family activities and a tour of the Tilia collection with Kyle Port, Arnold Arboretum Manager of Plant Records. Kyle will introduce you to the horticultural side of lindens, while another tour with Heather Mattila will introduce you to the pollinators–honey bees. Heather is an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College whose research  focuses on the mechanisms of honey bee behavior, the chemical ecology of colonies, and the microbiology of queens and workers.

Details

Date:
June 21, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/collections-close/

Venue

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Organizer

Arnold Arboretum
Phone:
617-384-5209
Email:
arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website:
http://arboretum.harvard.edu

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