Arnold Arboretum

The Christian Register

THE work of the Arnold Arboretum is of sufficient national importance to justify its friends in appealing to all Americans who care for trees, forests, and gardens, in whatever part of the United States they may reside, in behalf of a larger endowment for that institution.

It is a department of Harvard University and one of the largest scientific gardens in the world, comprising about two hundred and twenty acres. It is a museum of living trees in which, according to the terms of the James Arnold endowment, every tree and shrub able to support the climate of Massachusetts must be cultivated; and it is a scientific station where by study, experiment, and publication, the knowledge of trees is increased.

By a contract with the city of Boston. running for a thousand years and securing to the Arboretum a condition of permanence and stability which is believed to be unique, the city has built and agrees to maintain roads and walks, provide police protection, and assumes the liability of taxes. The scientific control is reserved to the University.

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A Cottage Portrait
August 15, 1901

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