Tree Mob™! Diversity and Dispersal Among Viburnums


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3:30pm


Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum

Autumn is a great time to appreciate the beauty of viburnums, with their vibrantly colored fruits and leaves. Join Wendy Clement to explore the diversity of viburnums and the hidden features of their leaves and fruits that facilitate interactions with other organisms in their communities. Hear about the important role the living viburnum collections at Arnold Arboretum have played in notable studies on the diversity, classification, ecology, and evolutionary history of this group. See for yourself why horticulturalist Michael Dirr wrote: "A garden without Viburnum is akin to life without music or art"!

Parking: Park along the Arborway to enter at Arborway Gate. Walk along Meadow Road to Bussey Hill Road and continue uphill following the Tree Mob signs. Or park along Bussey Street to enter at Bussey Street Gate. Follow Hemlock Hill Road to the intersection with Valley Road. Turn left. Follow the Tree Mob signs. 

Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and go to the right. Walk uphill on the sidewalk that parallels the down ramp. Continue until you reach the Forest Hills Gate (approximately a 10 minute walk). Take Forest Hills Road to Bussey Hill Road, following signs uphill to the meeting location. Or take the 39 Bus to South and Sedgwick Streets. Walk west on Custer Street to the Arborway and cross at the lights to the Arboretum. Or research the 35 or 38 buses to Faulkner Hospital, stopping near the Arboretum’s Centre Street Gate.

See map of gate locations. See directions.

Free: No registration required

What’s a Tree Mob™?

Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Learn more.