The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is a 25-acre property that lies within the much larger Blue Hills and Neponset River ecosystem. As an arboretum, our plant collection includes a very broad range of both native and non-native species. This allows us a unique opportunity to study the impacts of a changing climate on a variety of species. This presentation will highlight some of our observations of the cascading impacts of a changing climate on plant species and how we are focusing our management strategy to adapt to these changes.
This program is part of the ‘Climate Change in the Blue Hills Reservation’ series, sponsored by the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition.
Photo credit: Lisa Tringali (Plainville)