Sweet Auburn, Summer 2005

Inside this Issue…

Preserving Beauty & History: An Urgent Need: Restoring Bigelow Chapel by Piper Morris

The Language of Flowers in the Garden of Graves by Janet Heywood

Beech Tree Decline by Dennis Collins

Happenings: White-winged Dove Wows Birders

Notable Birthdays in March: Walter Hunnewell (1917-1999)

Recent Biographies of Mount Auburn Residents:
The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr. by Carol Bundy
Sarah’s Long Walk Home: The Free Blacks of Boston by Stephen and Paul Kendrick

Staff News:
President Bill Clendaniel was recently elected Director of the Friends of the Public Garden in Boston, Vice President of Horticulture & Operations, Dave Barnett was appointed President of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, Curator of Plant Collections, Dennis Collins is now serving as Chair of the Plant Nomenclature Committee of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta,
Director of Horticulture, Claude Benoit, was awarded at Silver Medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in September 2004.

Four New Trustees Bring New Expertise and Spirit: Kim Gluck, Widgie Aldrich, David Straus, Karen Weltchek.