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June 2019

Guided Tour – Peters Hill: Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Peters Hill, 218-210 Walter Street
Boston, MA 02130
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Free

Kevin Schofield, Arboretum Docent Thursday, June 20, 5:00-6:30pm Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In summer, the amazing view from the summit takes in the Boston skyline and a rich and textured landscape spreading out below you. Learn the history of the land, along with information on the woody…

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Deciduous Tree Identification

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$30

Laura Mele, Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum Thursday, June 20, 6:00–8:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum Starting in the classroom and then moving outdoors to see live specimens, Laura Mele will introduce identification methods for deciduous trees commonly found in New England. Bring a notebook, hand lens if you have one, and plan for indoor and outdoor learning. Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until June 22, 2019

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$25

Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic Harpist 2 Sessions (select one): Friday, June 21, or Saturday, June 22, 6:30–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building and Arboretum Landscape, Arnold Arboretum Join us for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane and Margot spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story…

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Get Your Hands Dirty! – Soil Science

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, June 23 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Lawn  This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others. Get Your Hands Dirty will allow you to stick your hands into the soil and really get to know it. You will have a chance to use digital probes, collect data…

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The Art of Botanical Prose

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia, Arnold Arboretum 1 Session: Tuesday, June 25, 7:00–8:15pm Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum All writers must contend with translation. A poet translates the movement of a dancing figure into a brief couplet, and an essayist translates the noise and commotion of the city where she lives into a single paragraph. The three-dimensional world filters into text, and when done especially well—the realm of literature and art—readers often forget that translation has even occurred. In…

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Bonsai Behind the Curtain: Uncovering Their Care and Cultivation

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Free, registration requested

Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-6:30pm Arnold Arboretum,  Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection Join Manager of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher, for an evening exploration into the oldest dwarfed plant collection in the United States. As one of the caretakers of the Arboretum's bonsai collection, Tiffany will highlight many of the procedures used by staff to maintain the health of these captivating specimens. For cancellations due to weather, call 617 384-5209 Free, registration is requested and limited at…

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Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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$5

William Bryant Logan, Certified Arborist, Founder and President of Urban Arborists, Inc., and Author Thursday, June 27, 6:30–7:45pm Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building When his company was asked to pollard trees in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, William Bryant Logan was stymied. This prompted him to research and learn this ancient way of pruning that prompts thick nests of sprouts to form on major branches. The irony here is that pollarding (and the similar practice…

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July 2019

Red, White & Zoo!

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals at Franklin Park Zoo receive festive enrichment on July 6! Animals in the wild spend much of their time and energy finding food, building homes, defending their territories and escaping predators. At the Zoo, animals’ resources are provided for them and animal care staff regularly offer them creative ways to use that energy — and that’s where enrichment comes in.                         Enrichment can be offered in…

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The Substance of Soil

July 10 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$30

Soil is the basis of survival. Without soil, humans and most other living beings could not exist. Conor Guidarelli, who has dug deep into the soils of the Arnold Arboretum will present an overview of soil, from its formation and components to its properties. He will discuss ways to analyze soil quality and health to determine whether or not amendments are needed based on the soil outcome/use desired. Participants are encouraged to bring a pint glass jar with about a…

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Art Workshop: Making Art in the Landscape

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$20

Join Paul Olson, the Arnold Arboretum's exhibiting artist of Drawn to Paint, for a sketching workshop "en plein air" (outside, in the landscape). Olson, an instructor at Mass College of Art and RISD, will focus on teaching you to sketch trees from direct observation outdoors. He will encourage you to think about simplifying your design with just the essential shapes to make a good composition in light pencil. Then, you can use ink and water for an expressive tonal image. Bring pencils…

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