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Arnold Arboretum

Program Highlights

Tree Mobs™ continue. Join us for some spontaneous learning in the landscape. More »

Evolution of Birds

Urban Greening for Urban Birds

Monday, September 22, 7:00–8:30pm

What are the needs of an urban bird? What can be done to increase the diversity of avian and other species living in the city? The highly managed nature of a city landscape provides biologists with some unique opportunities to understand both the role of humans in altering patterns of biological diversity and the role of behavior in limiting animal distributions. Paige Warren has recently analyzed 150 years of documented changes in the bird communities of Cambridge and examined a variety of Boston’s green spaces to determine ways to improve and increase habitat for year-round as well as migratory birds and other city-dwelling animals. She will speak about her research, done locally and around the country, to understand processes generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by humans. More information »

Upcoming Events

Programs this season feature the Arboretum landscape and living collections for the illumination of botany, horticulture, ecology, and more. See the calendar for a complete list of programs.

Event Highlight

Crabapple Collection

Collections Up Close: Considering Crabapples

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Join us in the crabapple collection on Peters Hill to enjoy a beautiful fall day among this historic collection. The Arnold Arboretum crabapple collection has long been recognized for its importance to the horticultural and scientific worlds. Because of the Arboretum’s many introductions and broad distribution of both cultivars and previously undiscovered Malus species from wild origin, it has been hailed as the “‘Mother Arboretum’ for flowering crabapples” (Fiala 1994). This collection remains popular with Arboretum visitors, especially during spring bloom and fall fruit display. Activities will include a tour of the collection by our curatorial staff focusing on Arboretum-bred hybrid introductions, and information about pruning techniques and timing. No registration or tickets required. Visit and enjoy! More information »

This exhibition is on view in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall at 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain. The Lecture Hall is often used for meetings and classes. Please call 617.384.5209 for exhibition availability, and refer to Hunnewell Visitor Center hours.

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