March & April 2023
Around the Arboretum
In honor of women's history month, the arboretum hosted a women in the environment series. Research assistants Emily Schumacher and Austin Koontz attended one of these talks by Tanisha Williams, PhD, one of the founders of #BlackBotanistsWeek who is a postdoc at Bucknell University. Tanisha spoke about her personal relationship with botany and how many other black women have been foundational to our understandings of planets, and also how we can connect more people of color with botany. What an incredible talk!
January & February 2023
November & December 2022
September & October 2022
Big thanks to Meghan Midgely, Savannah Henderson, Jorge Jaime-Rivera, Abigail Leeper, Marvin Lo, Karina Orozco, and Brendon Reidy for helping sterilize the research fridge last week and also to Sean Hoban, Austin Koontz, and Jorge Jaime-Rivera for helping with the pole pruning. Emily is really excited to start collecting acorns and germinating them in a few weeks! Below are more pictures taken during preparatory field work:
This trip was part of a larger project led by the Hoban Lab and funded by the U.S. Botanic Garden focused on quantifying and accounting for hybridization of oak species in botanical gardens. This project will be able to provide recommendations for developing oak metacollection sites to GCCO partners. It was amazing to chat with Guy Sternberg, an oak expert, and explore a new arboretum.