Just got back from a training near Boston at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. I had some time before the class to walk around. If you like seeing different trees, this is the place. I couldn’t cover the entire arboretum since it’s 281 acres. The Arnold Arboretum was established in 1872 and was designed in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted. “The Arboretum’s living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.” In any case, the photo of this amur cork tree doesn’t do it justice. I love to see branches stretch out this wide. It goes to show you how strong branch attachments can be.

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association