Observe and Learn about 7,000 inventoried trees and plans to preserve and enhance the Urban Forest Presentation by Kyle S. Zick, ASLA, Consultant, Olmsted Tree Society, Emerald Necklace Conservancy Registration RSVP on-line here at Eventbrite.Com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-the-trees-of-the-emerald-necklace-tickets-11945514355 Information: Olmsted 2022 Alison Yoos and Gerry Wright 617-524-7070 FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.comFind out more »
Author, lawyer, and historian Eric Rutkow digs deep into American history to show how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the country’s rise as both an empire and a civilization. He will share stories set in New England and beyond, in which trees—as symbols of liberty, community, and civilization—are perhaps the loudest silent figures in America’s complicated history. Early presidents, conservationists, politicians, and politics resurface alongside the trees and forests that supported independence…Find out more »
Susan Goldhor, PhD, Biologist and President, Boston Mycological Club 6:00 pm Refreshments; 6:30pm Lecture Although what we see when we walk through the forest are plants, those plants are supported by huge numbers of invisible fungi that feed and water them, protect them from diseases and, finally digest them so that dead wood doesn't clog the world. The plant-fungal connection has a long and fascinating history, and includes stories of cheating, murder, and dysfunctional relationships, as well as our slowly evolving…Find out more »
Jen Kettell, Arborist and Horticultural Educator Location: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building Now is the time to prune those early-blooming shrubs--once they’ve flowered--so their growth through the summer can fuel the development of next year’s buds. ISA-certified arborist Jen Kettell will focus your attention on the kinds of shrubs that should be pruned now, various pruning cuts, and the type of thinning that will encourage health and vibrant blooms for years to come. Fee $35 ($25 Arboretum member)Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Opening Reception Saturday, May 18, 1:00-3:00pm Exhibit runs May 10 – July 21, 2019 Location: Hunnewell Building Artist, Paul Olson, has been discovering the nuances of the Arnold Arboretum's collections since he first passed through its gates in 2011. A landscape painter for decades, Olson explores the grounds with sketchbook in hand, typically in the early morning hours. His goal is to be unencumbered by any agenda and open to what the light of the day presents. In 2012, he had…Find out more »
Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor, Arnoldia Thursday, June 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building In 1911, Charles Sprague Sargent, the founding director of the Arnold Arboretum, began writing a serialized pamphlet titled the Bulletin of Popular Information, in which he described flowering and fruiting displays at the Arboretum. Because Sargent often focused on plants newly arrived from expeditions to Asia and elsewhere, many of his descriptions provided the first horticultural comparisons between species that had never been grown in the same garden.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Volunteer Information Session Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-6:30pm Location: Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building - Visitor Center Do you love the Arboretum? Are you looking for a way to get involved? Come to an informal meet-and-greet and learn about our volunteer opportunities. Representatives from our volunteer groups will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions. Please call 617.384.5209 for additional information. Free, no registration required.Find out more »
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