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.
Scarecrows star at Arboretum challenge
Queen Elizabeth II, Mr. Rogers, Queen Elsa, and Jesus Christ make appearances in the Morris Arboretum's annual Scarecrow Walk, which runs through October 31st.
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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