Propagation of Historic Lineages


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Gate to the Dana Greenhouses, Centre Street, Boston

The Arnold Arboretum curates and maintains one of the most historic and well-documented collections of woody temperate species. We are in the midst of a 10 year Campaign for the Living Collections, and that means we will add even more diversity to those living collections. In order to maintain the diversity that already exists, great care is taken by our landscape horticulturists to report plants that are potentially threatened by weather, pests, and diseases. The Plant Propagation department is tasked with the propagation of those vulnerable and important historic lineages, in order for that plant to be returned to the living collections. On this tour, Arnold Arboretum propagator, Sean Halloran, will illustrate the traditional and novel techniques employed in order to preserve these culturally and historically significant collections. Grafting, air-layering, hardwood cuttings, the Bonsai and Penjing Collection, and more will be discussed with real examples and the incredible stories behind them. 

This tour will meet at the inside gate to the Dana Greenhouses' driveway. If needed, call for directions, 617 384-5209.

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