Jamaica Plain, May 2014

arboretum

oak branches at the arnold arboretum  (sonya kovacic)

oak branches at the arnold arboretum (sonya kovacic)

In 1882, Harvard University and the City of Boston made an agreement. Harvard would transfer ownership of the Arnold Arboretum to Boston, in exchange for several services (like road-building and police protection) and a long-term rental plan. The terms? Harvard has a 1,000-year lease on the land, at a rate of one dollar per year. It's not bad, for JP.


If you've ever wondered "what is this plant?", you can contact the Arnold Arboretum's volunteer-run Plant Hotline. They'll answer any plant-related questions, including plant identification or general plant problems.