Miles Schwartz Sax
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Miles Schwartz Sax grew up amongst the Berkshire Mountains and the New England-Acadian forests. In 2008, he earned a BS in Environmental Conservation Studies from the University of New Hampshire with a focus on Outdoor Education and Organic Agriculture.
Post-graduation, Miles took an extended period of time studying and backpacking in New Zealand. Upon returning to the US, he worked as a botany intern for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. While there, he collected wild germplasm for the Seeds of Success program and conducted education programs on invasive plant species of the Pacific Northwest.
In 2010, Miles moved to Boston to work at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. First hired as an intern, then as the apprentice in Horticulture & Curation, Miles was given the Arboretum’s Malus (apple) collection to restore and manage. The aim of the apprentice program was to provide an enhanced level of horticultural care as well as curatorial review of the collection. Read more.
Miles other research interests include ornamental woody plants, curation and collections management, organic and holistic land care, plant pathology and the history, floristics and taxonomy of the genus Malus (Apple). When not hitting the books he enjoys exploring the Finger Lakes region by bike, seeing live music and botanizing.