Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston

Plant Collecting in Western Hubei, China

The Arnold Arboretum welcomes Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum and Peter Zale, PhD, Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections, Longwood Gardens, who will share the history of exploration of the Province and tales of the their three-week Western Hubei plant collecting journey as part of the 2018 NACPEC expedition.

Valued for its rich diversity of temperate flora, Hubei, China has long been a destination for Arboretum explorers, from the time of E. H. Wilson on his first Arboretum trip, to the 1980 Sino-American Botanical Expedition, and in more recent times, the 1994 North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) expedition to explore the “Horticultural Heaven” of Wudang Mountain. Among Hubei’s botanical fame includes holding the remaining living wild-populations of dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in the province’s southwest county of Lichuan. 

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