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Click here to select 2022 dates and register

Tai Chi will take a brief winter break

Click here to select 2023 dates and register

Instructor: Arnold Chien Date: Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am Price: $20 per class for Arboretum members, $25 per class for non-members Location: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007 Advance online registration is required. No drop-ins. Masks are not required but recommended. Tai Chi is a martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called “I Ching”.  Kinetic Tai Chi is created by Master Chien based on this foundation coupling with contemporary Physics of potential & kinetic energy. The training sessions include striking, throwing & submission techniques. There are 10 levels of form to advance. Combining this advanced physical routine with Tai Chi’s rich thinking, students will benefit lifelong health, achieve mental superiority and enjoy high level combat skills. Master Chien is the founder of Kinetic Tai Chi and 2014 Kung Fu Master of USC Pacific Asia Museum. In 2013 he became the first instructor to teach Tai Chi at the legendary Gold’s Gym, Arcadia, CA.  Chien’s heavy focus on the principle of softness to conquer hardness has helped students to achieve not only the physical limitations, but their mental ones as well, thereby reach the ultimate level of “soft as silk and hard as steel”. [post_title] => Tai Chi [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tai-chi-17 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-11-16 11:36:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-11-16 19:36:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=46462 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 2075733 [meta_value] => 2022-11-17 09:30:00 [day] => 17 [time] => 9:30AM [theRow] => 23 ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44650 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2021-12-21 12:35:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-12-21 20:35:25 [post_content] =>

Register for December 3, 8:30am

Register for December 10, 8:30am

Register for December 17, 8:30am

Step into the shady sanctuary of our gardens’ lush foliage and learn to release tension in your mind and body. Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Please bring your own yoga mat. Advance online registration is required. Sorry no drop-ins. We ask all unvaccinated individuals to please wear masks. Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. Click here for Evening Yoga dates [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden – Mornings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-mornings [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-11-23 20:53:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-11-24 04:53:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44650 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1891960 [meta_value] => 2022-11-19 08:30:00 [day] => 19 [time] => 8:30AM [theRow] => 28 ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44025 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2021-11-10 12:14:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-11-10 20:14:08 [post_content] =>

COME EXPLORE WITH US!

Created in the style of our popular summer camp, Nature Club is an enrichment program that connects children to the natural world through joyful, hands-on experiences and meaningful peer interactions. Designed for children 5 to 10 years old, Nature Club integrates playful explorations of our gardens with nature-themed science, art, and cooking activities. While fostering healthy child development skills and inspiring relationships with nature, this program unlocks fun, new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace with the garden as their classroom. Nature Club provides participants with a place to belong and develop autonomy while identifying as an ”Arboretum Kid!” A wonderful supplement to the school year, Nature Club is a drop-off program similar to camp where children participate independent of their guardians, led by quality, experienced educators.

Nature Club is offered as a weekend experience on Saturday morning.

For questions, contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org.

Saturday Sessions: 9am-12pm

Led by Rachel Masters, Arboretum Education Coordinator, Tony Martinelli, Youth Education Instructor. 

4 Week September Session: Sept 10th-Oct 1st 9am-12pm REGISTER HERE

4 Week October Session: Oct 8th- Oct 29th 9am-12pm REGISTER HERE

4 Week November Session: Nov 5th- Nov 26th 9am-12pm REGISTER HERE

*4 week sessions pricing: $135 Members / $145 Non-Members

3-Week December Session: Dec 3rd-17th 9am-12pm REGISTER HERE 

*3 week sessions pricing: $105 Members / $115 Non-Members

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*For beginner levels

*Open subject (paint what inspires you)

*All materials provided including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble)

Stay tuned for 2023 sessions Saturdays/ 9:30am-12pm *Minimum age limit is 12 years old. Must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class. 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Using what you have on hand or can source locally is truly sustainable gardening.  This workshop will show you how using cardboard and mulch will build fertile productive soil. This is also a proven method for removing your lawn and reducing the weed load as you transition into a water wise landscape. There will be a visual presentation and a hands-on activity where you will actually help us to maintain Crescent Farm. Please bring gloves, drinking water; wear close-toed shoes and a hat. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. 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Using natural materials collected from the arboretum gardens, guests will learn interesting facts about the plants that call LA home while creating a beautiful work of art to enjoy for the holidays. 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Under the coaching of Ron Pettie, you will learn skill building exercises, watch demos, and develop your individual artistic expression while completing 2-3 paintings. *For intermediate to advanced levels *Open subject (paint what inspires for you) *All materials provided including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble) Stay tuned for 2023 sessions *Minimum age limit is 12 years old. Must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class. 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Fall Forest Bathing

Register for Nov 19th, 2pm

Register for Dec 2nd, 2pm

Register for Dec 17th, 2pm

Advance online registration is required for Forest Bathing. Sorry no drop-ins. We ask all unvaccinated individuals to please wear masks. If you are interested in requesting a specific guide, please contact the Education Department at education@arboretum.org. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us. On your walk, a certified guide will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There’s no right or wrong way to do it; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in the forest. Because of the meditative nature of this class, we strongly recommend that participants be 12 years old and older. *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you are not left behind!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the walk due to tardiness.   Click here for Full Moon Forest Bathing Click here for Morning Forest Bathing [post_title] => Evening Forest Bathing [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => evening-forest-bathing [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-10-26 10:18:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-10-26 17:18:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44376 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1890886 [meta_value] => 2022-11-19 14:00:00 [day] => 19 [time] => 2:00PM [theRow] => 9 ) [10] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 42471 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2022-11-03 10:01:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-11-03 17:01:57 [post_content] =>

Join The Arboretum's first-ever Parent & Me program!

SUNDAY SESSIONS:

6 WEEK SERIES: January 8th- February 12 REGISTER HERE 9:15am-10:15am

TUESDAY SESSIONS:

Stay tuned for 2023 dates 9:45-10:45am

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON: 

Members: $110 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $220; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) Non-Members: $120 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $240; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) *Each child and each adult participating requires a registration fee.   *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. ACORNS & OAKS is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting. The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Acorns & Oaks is led by Betsy Edelberg, founder of Playgroup Los Angeles. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org

“Acorns & Oaks” classes are taught by Betsy Edelberg (founder of Playgroup LA) who has taught hundreds of parents and children over 12 years! Betsy holds a degree in Child Development. She has certifications in Children’s Yoga, Brain Gym, and training in Waldorf Early Child Education. [post_title] => Acorns & Oaks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => acorns-oaks [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-11-26 15:21:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-11-26 23:21:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=42471 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 2014955 [meta_value] => 2022-11-20 09:15:00 [day] => 20 [time] => 9:15AM [theRow] => 117 ) [11] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 50421 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2022-09-01 12:00:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-09-01 19:00:45 [post_content] => Combine your love of birds with the art of oil painting in this dynamic 6-class session. Work your way through a variety of birds and techniques under the guidance of Ron Pettie, Art Coach. Included in this session: All Class Materials Handouts Demos Skill-building Exercises Coaching to develop individual artistic expression Paint used is water soluble oil and acrylic and all materials are non-toxic. Sold out!

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Our popular Nature Camp is being offered this Thanksgiving break! Children are invited to join us for inspiring autumn-themed projects and garden adventures as we experience the science, art, and culinary joys of the season while exploring the beauty, shifting light, and natural wonders of fall at The Arboretum.

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Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday of Thanksgiving week!

November 21st, 22nd, 23rd

9am-5pm

$265 members; $275 non-members

For children ages 5 to 10

SOLD OUT!

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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QUESTIONS & MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Brooke Applegate, Director of Education, at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org or (626) 821-5897.

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Our popular Nature Camp is being offered this Thanksgiving break! Children are invited to join us for inspiring autumn-themed projects and garden adventures as we experience the science, art, and culinary joys of the season while exploring the beauty, shifting light, and natural wonders of fall at The Arboretum.

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Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday of Thanksgiving week!

November 21st, 22nd, 23rd

9am-5pm

$265 members; $275 non-members

For children ages 5 to 10

SOLD OUT!

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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QUESTIONS & MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Brooke Applegate, Director of Education, at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org or (626) 821-5897.

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Join The Arboretum's first-ever Parent & Me program!

SUNDAY SESSIONS:

6 WEEK SERIES: January 8th- February 12 REGISTER HERE 9:15am-10:15am

TUESDAY SESSIONS:

Stay tuned for 2023 dates 9:45-10:45am

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON: 

Members: $110 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $220; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) Non-Members: $120 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $240; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) *Each child and each adult participating requires a registration fee.   *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. ACORNS & OAKS is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting. The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Acorns & Oaks is led by Betsy Edelberg, founder of Playgroup Los Angeles. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org

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Advance online registration is required. Sorry no drop-ins. The Arboretum grounds close at 5pm. Yoga in the Garden is an after hours class. The instructor will begin check-in 15 minutes prior to start of class.  Because this is an after hours class, there will not be any staff available to unlock the gate and refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness. Step into the shady sanctuary of our gardens’ lush foliage and learn to release tension in your mind and body. Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Please bring your own yoga mat. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. Click here for Morning Yoga dates [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden – Evenings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-evenings [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-10-28 15:51:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-10-28 22:51:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44697 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1892308 [meta_value] => 2022-11-22 17:30:00 [day] => 22 [time] => 5:30PM [theRow] => 24 ) [16] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 50638 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2022-09-14 11:54:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-09-14 18:54:08 [post_content] =>

Our popular Nature Camp is being offered this Thanksgiving break! Children are invited to join us for inspiring autumn-themed projects and garden adventures as we experience the science, art, and culinary joys of the season while exploring the beauty, shifting light, and natural wonders of fall at The Arboretum.

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Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday of Thanksgiving week!

November 21st, 22nd, 23rd

9am-5pm

$265 members; $275 non-members

For children ages 5 to 10

SOLD OUT!

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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QUESTIONS & MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Brooke Applegate, Director of Education, at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org or (626) 821-5897.

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January is Member Appreciation Month.  Our month-long member celebration is returning with special offers throughout the month of January!

To thank members for their tremendous year-round support, the Arboretum is offering complimentary Wellness Classes.  Below is a list of programs being offered with detailed information about each class.  Online advance reservations required.

*One wellness class per member, you must be an active member during the time of the class.  Classes limited to 15 and masks and social distancing required.  Please not classes may be canceled due to public health concerns or mandates.  For questions please call the membership office at 626.821.3233.

Tuesday Jan 19, 11am
Whole Family Yoga with Blaire

In this gentle, all-levels yoga series, we explore a nature-based theme each week with a correlating technique. Themes include Earth, Air, Mountains, and Fire. Immersed in the Arboretum’s natural tranquility, we will use our imaginations to deepen our body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself while working on our grounding, calming, focus, and concentration.

Thursday Jan 21, 9am
Yoga with Brie

Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Wednesday and Friday evenings 6-7:15pm.

Friday Jan 22, 4pm
Sound Bath with Jacinto

A sound bath is a meditative experience where participants are ‘bathed’ in sound waves through the use of deeply resonant acoustic instruments like singing bowls and gongs.

During a sound bath session, participants can experience a sense of awe at the sheer physicality of the singing bowls’ acoustic resonance, leading to a gradual release of tension and a meditative state of mind. As the session ends, participants can experience a restorative reset, subtler awareness of their body in its surroundings, mental clarity, and joy.

Tuesday Jan 26, 8am
Forest Bathing with Ben

Take time Saturday morning to awaken your senses to yourself and all beings.  with a Forest Bathing walk. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, the walk has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.

Thursday Jan 28, 9am
Tai Chi with Arnold

Tai Chi is a martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called “I Ching”.  Kinetic Tai Chi is created by Master Chien based on this foundation coupling with contemporary Physics of potential & kinetic energy.  The training sessions include striking, throwing & submission techniques.

Gift Shop Member Double Discount Days
Friday and Saturday, January 8 & 9

Don’t miss this exclusive Members-only event!  Arboretum members save an additional 10% on regular price merchandise, for a total of 20% OFF!

Arboretum Benefactor members enjoy an additional 5% OFF, for a total of 25% OFF!

(Excludes non-tax/food items and previously marked down items.)

 Members Morning and Complimentary Coffee
Saturday & Sunday, January 16 & 17

Members enjoy complimentary coffee during members-only hour at the Peacock Café.

Our evening concerts on select Fridays in July and August begin this Friday, July 19, when Streetlight Cadence opens the series with its alternative folk pop.  Bring family and friends for picnicking and children’s crafts.  Doors open at 5, concert at 6pm. $8 general public; $4 children 5-12; Arboretum members free. Presented by MonteCedro.

After the Fires, the Forest Recovery Project is a visual documentary of the devastating Station Fire of 2009, which destroyed a quarter of the mature trees in the Angeles National Forest and homes along the lower flanks. The 10-year project by Corina Roberts records the loss and comeback of the forest.  The exhibit is on view in the Library; members free; included in admission.

 

Children ages 5-11 will enjoy their summer exploring and learning about nature. We get children outside and away from screens to observe and explore wildlife in a natural setting. The Nature Camp runs from June 3 through August 5.  Full session, daily and extended care available.

The New York Times provides a wonderful read about tree as “giant organic recording devices. The oldest can tell ancient stories about our world — and even galactic events.” Labs around the world are involved in the data gathering. Read all about it.

 

Looking for early nursery catalogs for the region of Southern California? The Arboretum Library has catalogs going as far back as the late 1800s that are still applicable for today’s horticulturalists. During your visit to the Arboretum, members and non-members of the garden are always welcome to browse our nursery catalogs in our library’s collection!

“Germain Seed Co.” (1907)

Hello, folks!  The Arboretum Library’s catalog now has social networking features, including Facebook and Twitter, so that you may share any library material(s) you have found in the catalog, with your friends.  Also be sure to check out and “like” the Arboretum’s Facebook page.

A delayed start to this year’s blooms because of the much-need, extended rains is worth the wait! The pink trumpet trees are arguably the most spectacular blooming trees in the Arboretum’s collection. They punctuate the landscape here with their solid canopies of vibrant, almost hot-pink blooms. The tree,  Tabebuia impetiginosa,  is a South American native that produces its brilliant display of color in typically from early winter through spring. Tabebuias initiate bloom soon after most or all their leaves suddenly drop. This often leaves the tree covered only in its clustered trumpet-shaped pink blooms–a sight that takes eyes not used to such a brilliant display some time to get used to. It is almost impossible not to see them as they compete with the peacocks for the eyes of the Arboretum visitors. The Arboretum helped introduce Tabebuia impetiginosa and other related species into the horticultural market during the 1970’s, including an apricot-colored hybrid between Tabebiua impetiginosa and chrome-yellow flowered Tabebuia chrysotricha.

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles about individual types of plants, including one that's been seen around a lot more recently – the açaí.  You've probably seen this ingredient in all sorts of products at the grocery store, but I didn't know much about the plant, or even how to pronounce it (it's AH-sigh-EE, apparently). This article touches on several interesting aspects of the açaí: the history and cultural significance (including traditional uses for this type of palm), modern research into possible health benefits and the impact and future of cultivation of the açaí palm.
Stop by the library and check out this article and look over some of the many others in the periodical collection.
Engels, Gayle. “Acai: Euterpe oleracea.” Herbalgram, no. 86 (May-July 2010): 1-2. Print.

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles by members of the Arboretum staff.
The article “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts)” by Richard Schulhof (CEO of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the journal Ecological Restoration details the challenges faced by the Arnold Arboretum in Boston by an invasion of Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). This introduced pest has been decimating hemlocks in the south and east. It was detected at the Arboretum in Boston in 1997 and they spent the next decade trying to mitigate the effects of the infestation and save their important stand of hemlock trees in an era of rapidly changing information.  This article talks about what decisions they had to make and what were their main questions and concerns.
Stop by the library and check out this article and look over some of the many others in the periodical collection.
Schulhof, Richard. “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts).” Ecological Restoration 28.2 (June 2010): 129-131. Print.

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