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By adamg - 2/13/24 - 9:51 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the Arnold Arboretum lost some 40 "accessioned" trees, including a dozen hemlocks snapped in half - by a storm in December that brought both rain to already saturated soil and high winds.

By adamg - 1/8/24 - 9:23 am
Snowmen at the top of Peters Hill in the Arboretum with downtown Boston and the Back Bay behind them

Mark Smith had company when he got to the top of Peters Hill in the Arboretum this morning.

By adamg - 11/25/23 - 10:25 am
Trees reflected in a still pond at the Arnold Arboretum
By adamg - 11/2/23 - 1:22 pm
Fall berries at the Arnold Arboretum

Mark Smith surveyed some of the fruit now coloring the plants at the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 4:05 pm

DCR crews last night began two weeks of overnight road restriping to add what is supposed to be a temporary second car lane between Murray Circle - the big rotary at one end of the Arboretum - and the main entrance to the Arnold Arboretum, about 500 feet south, as work continues to map out more permanent fixes to the Arborway that include permanent bicycle paths and safer pedestrian crossings. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/23 - 9:04 am
The view of the fog from the top of Peters Hill

Chris Ferry gazed long into the abyss at the top of Peters Hill on the Roslindale side of the Arnold Arboretum this morning, rather than looking out over downtown Boston.

Down the hill, on the other side of Bussey Street, the fog began to envelope the trees: Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/23 - 12:20 pm
Downtown Boston as seen from Peters Hill in the Arboretum

Tim West went up to the top of Peters Hill in the Arboretum around 7:30 this morning.

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 9:50 pm
Blooming laurels at the Arnold Arboretum

Thebostonlol enjoyed a walk among the mountain laurels at the Arnold Arboretum today.

By adamg - 6/13/23 - 9:41 am
A horned owl

Mathteacherjedi spotted a great horned owl in flight at the Arnold Arboretum yesterday morning.

By adamg - 5/9/23 - 8:26 am

WBUR reports that a spruce tree at the Arnold Arboretum has produced a rare batch of half male, half female cones this spring.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 10:48 am
Hemlocks and paths at the Arnold Arboretum

Mark Smith enjoyed the morning light filtering through the giant hemlocks at the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 2:28 pm
Rendering of proposed Arboretum Road building

Rendering by Embarc. Gateway to the Arboretum on the right.

Two developers today filed plans for a six-story, 233-unit apartment building on Arboretum Road in Roslindale that will also include creation of a "gateway" to the Arnold Arboretum to replace what is now a litter-strewn underpass beneath the Needham Line train track. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/23 - 11:12 am
Witch hazel in bloom at the Arnold Arboretum

Mark Smith captured some of the winter-blooming witch hazel at the Arnold Arboretum today.

By adamg - 1/16/23 - 10:40 am
Snowy Arboretum just past the Archdale bridge

Mark Smith walked under the Needham Line arch at the end of Archdale Road in Roslindale and into a snowy Arnold Arboretum this morning.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 8:52 am

Jamaica Plain News presents a photo of a fisher cat in the Arnold Arboretum, to go with the deer and the coyotes and the owls. Spotted in the wilder Bussey Brook woods.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 3:09 pm

A Roslindale man was arraigned today on charges he punched a woman in the face in the Arnold Arboretum and then raped her repeatedly on Aug. 13, 2013, and will be arraigned on Monday on charges he raped a 16-year-old on Morton Street in Mattapan on April 1, 2007, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:32 am
Banana Republic jacket

Hamel was in Bussey Brook Meadow (the "wild" part of the Arboretum across Washington Street from the Forest Hills T stop) yesterday, picking up trash for Earth Day, but lost her Banana Republic denim jacket (which looks like the one above). If anybody spots it, let us know.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 9:07 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that after two years of pandemic-related absence, Lilac Sunday returns to the Arnold Arboretum on May 8.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:26 pm

It's coyote mating season and they're out and about - like in the Arnold Arboretum at dusk: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 2:15 pm
Looking through the tunnel towards the Arnold Arboretum

Paul Friedmann walked down South Street in Roslindale today and peered through the tunnel under the Needham Line train tracks towards the Arnold Arboretum.

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