A conversation with Morris Arboretum Director Bill Cullina
In a Q&A, Cullina talks about generational change in public gardening, the uniqueness of the Morris Arboretum, and ideas for the Arboretum’s future.
Five events to watch for in July
July is marked by energizing events on and around campus, including a battle of the bands at World Café Live and an ice cream social at Morris Arboretum.
Garden Railway exhibit spotlights great lighthouses
In its 22nd season, the Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway will open on Saturday, May 25, with a theme of “Great American Lighthouses.”
Morris Arboretum names William Cullina as executive director
William Cullina has been named the F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum beginning July 8, succeeding Paul W. Meyer, who served the Arboretum for 43 years, 28 years as executive director.
Now showing: The Morris Arboretum’s new spiraling Stickwork sculpture
Now on display at the Morris Arboretum is a new interactive sculpture crafted by artist Patrick Dougherty—made from hundreds of pieces of willow.
Outgoing Morris Arboretum director says farewell
Paul Meyer, executive director of the Morris Arboretum, talks through his 43-year career and what retirement holds in store.
Five events to watch for in March
Happening around campus this March: the world premiere of ‘Vessels’ at the Annenberg Center, a lecture on trees from China, and a visit to Kelly Writers House from reporter Emily Jane Fox.
The flower that blooms in the winter
The witchhazel is a species of flower that blooms in cold temperatures and lives around campus, and in abundance at the Morris Arboretum. The Arboretum’s Anthony Aiello talks the ins and outs of the strange species.
Keeping campus trees—all 6,800 of them—healthy and vibrant
Caring for the trees on Penn’s campus—an official arboretum since last year—is no small undertaking. Staff from Facilities and Real Estate Services and the Morris Arboretum lead the way in ensuring that the University’s trees remain safe, vibrant, diverse, and beautiful.
By the Numbers: 2018 Morris Arboretum scarecrow competition
The Arboretum announced this year's winner—based on paper ballots cast by people who visited the exhibit—and four top runners-up.
In the News
Big concerns ‘lanternfly’ could damage some Pennsylvania exports
Anthony Aiello of the Morris Arboretum discussed measures for limiting the spread of the lanternfly, an invasive species new to Pennsylvania that feeds on grapes and orchards.
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Head of Morris Arboretum retiring after more than 42 years, a rare tenure in botanical world
Paul Meyer was profiled for his 42-year career at the Morris Arboretum, which was transformed under his leadership. Still, he remains modest. “I played a role, but it’s a team of people. ‘We stand on the shoulders of giants,’” said Meyer. “That’s been my philosophy.”
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