Photograph of larch trees in snow
Snow Scenes, Winter, Larches, 1977. Pamela Bruns

Alternate Title: Larch (Larix) Collection in the snow
Photograph by Pamela Bruns
Larch Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States

A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images.

Highlights of golden autumn splendor in the Living Collections include the Larch (Larix) collection, and many of these trees on Arboretum grounds date back to the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. As indicated by Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman’s recent blog post “Golden larches never disappoint” (November 18, 2019), it is safe to deduce that, due to the year they were photographed (1977), the grove of larches pictured here can be found near the Walter Street Gate near the southwest corner of our grounds [across from Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL)]. You do not need to wait for the inevitable snow to catch a view of these magnificent trees today.

From 1967 to 1975, Pamela Bruns worked as a Research Assistant and Art Director of Arnoldia, the Magazine of the Arnold Arboretum.

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From “free” to “friend”…

Established in 1911 as the Bulletin of Popular Information, Arnoldia has long been a definitive forum for conversations about temperate woody plants and their landscapes. In 2022, we rolled out a new vision for the magazine as a vigorous forum for tales of plant exploration, behind-the-scenes glimpses of botanical research, and deep dives into the history of gardens, landscapes, and science. The new Arnoldia includes poetry, visual art, and literary essays, following the human imagination wherever it entangles with trees.

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