- Scientific Name
- Pterocarya hupehensis
On New Year’s Day in 1920, Arboretum staff unpacked a shipment of seeds that had arrived from China. Seed for this Hubei wingnut—an unusual member of the walnut family—was among the lot.
Experience the Arnold Arboretum’s world-class living collections from Director Ned Friedman’s perspective. Take this tour online or use the page for self-guided exploration while visiting the Arboretum in person.
This half-mile Introductory Tour features stories about the Arboretum’s history, mission, and research endeavors. If you’re at the Arboretum, click here to take a version of this tour with Expeditions, our mobile web app.
Take a virtual walk with Michael Dosmann, the Keeper of the Arboretum’s living collections. Take this tour online or use the page for self-guided exploration while visiting the Arboretum in person.
My title is Horticulturist, but I would probably characterize my role here as being the caretaker to the roses, living mulch specialist, and native plant enthusiast. The Arnold has an incredible history of plant-loving people that I really relate to. I feel lucky to work here and look forward to it every day.
What’s not to love? The ever-changing landscape and the opportunity to learn new things every day from passionate and caring people are the two most extraordinary aspects of the Arboretum.
For me, the Arboretum has both tangible and intangible impacts. As a scientist, I see the concrete potential our collections have for addressing important questions about biological diversity, changing climate, species interactions, and more. As someone who has spent hours simply wandering through the landscape, I know the impact this space can have on my sense of well-being, wonder, and connection with the world around me.